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Northumbria Police investigate offensive Glasgow lorry crash tweet

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By John Glenday, Reporter

December 23, 2014 | 1 min read

Northumbria Police have announced that they are investigating a crass joke published on Twitter, since deleted, poking fun at yesterday’s bin lorry crash in Glasgow in which six people died and eight were injured.

In a tweeted statement the force said that they were ‘carrying out enquiries’ into the post, drawing messages of support from Twitter users seeking to show solidarity with the victims and city; many of whom have changed their profile pictures to include the Commonwealth Games slogan ‘People Make Glasgow’.

Police forces have been taking an increasingly tough stance against so-called Twitter trolls, with sentences of up to two years in jail for those found to be issuing online threats or abuse.

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