Bin lorry tragedy teen cau­tioned over ‘sick’ tweet

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A TEENAGER who used so­cial me­dia to post of­fen­sive com­ments about a fa­tal bin lorry crash has been given a po­lice cau­tion.

Ross Lo­raine, 19, from Sunderland, was ar­rested af­ter a num­ber of com­plaints were made about his post on Twit­ter just hours af­ter six peo­ple died in the tragedy in Glasgow on De­cem­ber 22 last year.

He is al­leged to have writ­ten: “So a bin lorry has crashed into 100 peo­ple in Glasgow eh, prob­a­bly the most trash its ever picked up in one day that.”

Northum­bria Po­lice said he had been ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of mak­ing a ma­li­cious com­mu­ni­ca­tion, af­ter he had handed him­self in fol­low­ing the out­cry.

A po­lice spokesman said: “A 19-year-old man has been given a cau­tion for mak­ing a ma­li­cious com­mu­ni­ca­tion.”

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