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talkSPORT to stop promoting Twitter over Collymore tweets

talkSPORT has said it will not promote Twitter because of the site's "apparent lack of support" over abusive tweets sent to pundit Stan Collymore. Twitter says it takes action when offensive content is reported. Police are investigating the claims

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Police investigating abusive tweets sent to Collymore

Staffordshire Police have confirmed that they are investigating alleged abusive tweets sent to Stan Collymore on Twitter.

We've been in contact with Mr Collymore to get more information and to reassure him that we will carry out a thorough and detailed investigation.

Such behaviour is completely unacceptable and we all have a shared responsibility to treat each other with dignity and respect.

It's our role to investigate complaints of criminal behaviour and, where appropriate, take action. When we become aware of complaints about potential criminal offences, we gather evidence to allow the Crown Prosecution Service to make a decision on whether to charge or not.

Our investigation into previous alleged offences is continuing and we are currently liaising with Twitter to obtain subscriber details.

– Staffordshire Police spokesman

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