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Friends Reunited apologises for Woolwich tweet and suspends member of staff

Friends Reunited has apologised for

/news/2013/05/22/friends-reunited-faces-twitter-backlash-after-tweeting-picture-woolwich-saying">a tweet sent yesterday in the aftermath of the Woolwich attack.

A member of staff tweeted with a picture, which was described as ‘Woolwich, in quieter times…long before alleged shootings and beheadings of today…’

Friends Reunited has now released a statement, saying: “An inappropriate tweet was put up by a member of staff. It was done without the approval of the company's management and was taken down within minutes. The member of staff responsible has been suspended with immediate effect pending a disciplinary hearing. We will make sure this never happens again.”

The death of a soldier at Woolwich has been declared a terrorist attack.