Bexhill man arrested over offensive James Bulger Tweets

Man arrested over offensive James Bulger Tweets

Man arrested over offensive James Bulger Tweets

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A 62-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of sending offensive Tweets about murdered toddler James Bulger.

The man was arrested by officers at an address in Clinch Green Avenue, Bexhill, on May 22.

He was arrested on suspicion of sending offensive Twitter messages about James Bulger, contrary to the Malicious Communications Act 1993.

He was interviewed and bailed until August 28 while enquiries continue.

The investigation is being carried out with the help of Merseyside Police who notified Sussex Police about the Twitter messages.

James Bulger was two when he was abducted, tortured and murdered by Robert Thompson and Jon Venables in 1993.

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5:27pm Tue 27 May 14

qm says...

What on earth causes someone to behave like this? Beyond disgraceful!
What on earth causes someone to behave like this? Beyond disgraceful! qm
  • Score: 14

8:01pm Tue 27 May 14

NathanAdler says...

Although perhaps not my sense of humour, do people really get arrested for posting offensive jokes these days?

Surely the police have better things to do.
Although perhaps not my sense of humour, do people really get arrested for posting offensive jokes these days? Surely the police have better things to do. NathanAdler
  • Score: -11

8:19pm Tue 27 May 14

qm says...

NathanAdler wrote:
Although perhaps not my sense of humour, do people really get arrested for posting offensive jokes these days?

Surely the police have better things to do.
With all due respect Nathan, there is no such thing as an offensive joke regarding a 3 year old child who was bricked to death! Only obscenities!
[quote][p][bold]NathanAdler[/bold] wrote: Although perhaps not my sense of humour, do people really get arrested for posting offensive jokes these days? Surely the police have better things to do.[/p][/quote]With all due respect Nathan, there is no such thing as an offensive joke regarding a 3 year old child who was bricked to death! Only obscenities! qm
  • Score: 14

8:40pm Tue 27 May 14

Stig Thundercock says...

qm wrote:
What on earth causes someone to behave like this? Beyond disgraceful!
You could vaguely understand it if it was a 12 year old doing this, you'd hope they'd eventually learn what they did wrong and grow out of their childish ways. The fact it is a 62 year old makes the mind boggle.
[quote][p][bold]qm[/bold] wrote: What on earth causes someone to behave like this? Beyond disgraceful![/p][/quote]You could vaguely understand it if it was a 12 year old doing this, you'd hope they'd eventually learn what they did wrong and grow out of their childish ways. The fact it is a 62 year old makes the mind boggle. Stig Thundercock
  • Score: 11

8:48pm Tue 27 May 14

Mr chock says...

i had my comments remove when the greyhound doggy Twigy smashed it head in to the closed conservatory glass door and died i suspect the tweets this 62 year old gave was his opinions and as such NOTHING ... i mean NOTHING WRONG in having views ..
the lady that left her greyhounds in her house to run in to the glass door now is suffering badly from her actions Brenda Jons, is now raising money for the Dogs trust if you feel like donating they are hoping to raise 1000 pounds
i had my comments remove when the greyhound doggy Twigy smashed it head in to the closed conservatory glass door and died i suspect the tweets this 62 year old gave was his opinions and as such NOTHING ... i mean NOTHING WRONG in having views .. the lady that left her greyhounds in her house to run in to the glass door now is suffering badly from her actions Brenda Jons, is now raising money for the Dogs trust if you feel like donating they are hoping to raise 1000 pounds Mr chock
  • Score: -14

2:38am Wed 28 May 14

Efc reecey says...

Mr choc, I think u have ran into a few glass doors if u think wot this animal wrote, he made sick jokes and pretended to be the 3 yr olds ghost, is that normal in ur world??
Mr choc, I think u have ran into a few glass doors if u think wot this animal wrote, he made sick jokes and pretended to be the 3 yr olds ghost, is that normal in ur world?? Efc reecey
  • Score: 6

8:34am Wed 28 May 14

Cave Johnson says...

This seems to be too vague. Who gets to decide what is offensive? It sounds more like the arrest is just to quell the public. Im not saying its ok, he shouldnt have done it and is in bad taste, but i wonder who gets to say something is offensive or not?
This seems to be too vague. Who gets to decide what is offensive? It sounds more like the arrest is just to quell the public. Im not saying its ok, he shouldnt have done it and is in bad taste, but i wonder who gets to say something is offensive or not? Cave Johnson
  • Score: -7

12:53pm Wed 28 May 14

Cave Johnson says...

Cave Johnson wrote:
This seems to be too vague. Who gets to decide what is offensive? It sounds more like the arrest is just to quell the public. Im not saying its ok, he shouldnt have done it and is in bad taste, but i wonder who gets to say something is offensive or not?
Oh so by questioning if this has a basis in law it gets thumbs down? So you'd rather be spoon fed and told what to be offended by?
[quote][p][bold]Cave Johnson[/bold] wrote: This seems to be too vague. Who gets to decide what is offensive? It sounds more like the arrest is just to quell the public. Im not saying its ok, he shouldnt have done it and is in bad taste, but i wonder who gets to say something is offensive or not?[/p][/quote]Oh so by questioning if this has a basis in law it gets thumbs down? So you'd rather be spoon fed and told what to be offended by? Cave Johnson
  • Score: -3

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