Man charged over ‘offensive’ tweet about Captain Sir Tom Moore

A 35-year-old man has been charged in connection with an alleged offensive message posted on Twitter about Captain Sir Tom Moore.

By Iain Lynn
Monday, 8th February 2021, 5:37 pm

Sir Tom, who captured the hearts of the nation with his fundraising efforts during the first coronavirus lockdown, died in Bedford Hospital last Tuesday morning after testing positive for Covid-19.

The Second World War veteran’s family said the last year of the 100-year-old’s life was “nothing short of remarkable” and that he had “experienced things he’d only ever dreamed of”.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “On Friday 5 February 2021, we received a report of an offensive tweet about Sir Captain Tom Moore who died on Tuesday 2 February.

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A tribute to Captain Sir Tom Moore, who has died at the age of 100 after testing positive for Covid-19, is broadcast on the Piccadilly Circus lights, in central London

“A 35-year-old man has subsequently been arrested and charged in connection with communication offences and is due to appear at Lanark Sheriff Court on Wednesday 17 February.”

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