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Man arrested over offensive Amber Peat Facebook post

A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of malicious communication following the publication of an offensive Facebook post.

The man, who lives in the London area, is accused of making the post on social media during the inquiry to find missing school girl Amber Peat.

The man was arrested by the Metropolitan Police and is currently in custody.

Twitter reacts to Facebook crash

We think this stampeding duck video might have broken the internet...

Well, not really, but Facebook seems to have crashed and some of you have been using Twitter to let us know how it will affect your day:


Bikers raise money for hit and run girl

Have you seen these men? Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Following the news that three bikers allegedly hit three-year-old Olivia Pollard, who suffered serious head and eye injuries in Rotherham, a group called 'Facebook Bikers' has so far raised more than £1,000 for her family.

"The general feeling of the thousands of motorcyclists in the UK is that we do not condone the actions nor can we sit by and allow an atrocity such as this to happen without making our best efforts to offer comfort and support for the family," said David Allain, a biker.

Community order for man who posted offensive Facebook message

Azhar Ahmed arrives at court

Azhar Ahmed, wrote on Facebook that "all soldiers should die and go to hell" following the death of six servicemen in Afghanistan. 20-year-old Ahmed, from Ravensthorpe in West Yorkshire said he did not think his comments were offensive.

District Judge Jane Goodwin disagreed, branding his remarks were "derogatory, disrespectful and inflammatory".

He will now do two hundred and forty hours of community service over a two year period and has been fined £300.


Video: Man guilty over soldier comments on Facebook

A man who posted a Facebook message following the deaths of six British troops which said "all soldiers should die and go to hell" has been found guilty of sending a grossly offensive communication.

Azhar Ahmed admitted posting the message in March but told Huddersfield Magistrates Court he thought it was distressing but not offensive. The judge said the remarks were "derogatory, disrespectful and inflammatory".

Teenager in court over Facebook comments on dead soldiers

A teenager accused of posting a grossly offensive message on Facebook about the deaths of six members of the 3rd Yorkshire battalion is appearing in court today.

Azhar Ahmed, from Ravensthorpe in West Yorkshire, seen here arriving at Kirkless magistrates court, denies the charge. It's alleged he commented on the level of attention given to the soldiers who died, compared to Afghan civilians who've died in the war.

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