Ebola Twitter Police Scotland

Police to investigate Katie Hopkins 'little sweaty Jocks' Ebola tweets


By Stephen Lepitak, -

January 1, 2015 | 3 min read

Tweets sent by former Apprentice candidate, Katie Hopkins on the Ebola patient being treated in Britain, which included a description of Scottish people as being ‘little sweaty Jocks’ are to be investigated by police.

Katie Hopkins

Hopkins, now a columnist for The Sun and a figure who continually covets controversy on This Morning and through her social media channels, sent the provocative messages following news that nurse Pauline Cafferkey was to be transferred from Glasgow to a specialist hospital in London to be treated for Ebola.

Her first tweet, sent on 29 December, read: “Glaswegian ebola patient moved to London's Royal Free Hospital. Not so independent when it matters most are we jocksville?”

She soon followed this up with another tweet: “Little sweaty jocks, sending us Ebola bombs in the form of sweaty Glaswegians just isn't cricket. Scottish NHS sucks.”

Hopkins went on to refer to First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon as “small woman” in sarcastically written message, thanking her for sending Cafferkey to England for treatment, in a barbed jibe at Sturgeon’s part in the recent independence referendum.

Police Scotland has confirmed that it is looking into the messages following “a number of complaints”

Meanwhile, Cafferkey is continuing to be treated at the Royal Free Hospital in north London for the deadly disease which she contracted while in Sierra Leone.

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