Sunderland teen given caution for mocking Glasgow bin lorry victims on Twitter

A Sunderland teenager who mocked those killed in the Glasgow bin lorry crash has been given a caution by police.

The 19-year-old used his Twitter account to comment on the tragedy on December 22 last year before receiving an angry backlash.

In the tweet, which was immediately deleted, he said: “So a bin lorry has apparently driven in 100 people in Glasgow eh, probably the most trash it’s picked up in one day”.

Northumbria Police received a number of complaints about the message.

The teenager handed himself into police the following day. He was then arrested and bailed on suspicion of making a malicious communication.

A spokesperson for Northumbria Police said: “A 19-year-old man has been given a caution for making a malicious communication.”

Six people were killed in the tragedy when a lorry careered through Glasgow city centre.