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Tweets probe 'disproportionate'

Lawyers for Britain's first youth police and crime commissioner have written to a chief constable highlighting a "wholly disproportionate" response to comments she made on Twitter.

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Paris Brown 'pleased' over Kent Police decision

Paris Brown - no further action is to be taken against the former youth police and crime commissioner Credit: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

Britain's first youth police and crime commissioner, who stepped down from the role over offensive comments she made on Twitter, is "pleased" police are taking no further action against her, her lawyer said today.

Paris Brown, 17, was meant to be providing young people's views on policing but instead had her own mobile phone seized as officers investigated her tweets amid claims they were homophobic, racist and violent.

It has emerged that lawyers representing Miss Brown have written to the chief constable of Kent Police complaining of their "wholly disproportionate" response.

A statement from law firm Olswang today said:

"Paris and her family are pleased this matter has been brought to a close. She has had a difficult time recently, in part due to the media and inappropriate police scrutiny."

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