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PSNI to investigate vile tweets sent to John Finucane

4 June, 2017

Sinn Féin candidate for North Belfast John Finucane met senior police yesterday to discuss an investigation into a series of vile and offensive tweets sent directly to him.

John Finucane said:

“On Thursday June 1st I reported a series of tweets. which had been sent directly to me.

“These tweets were vile, offensive and warranted police attention.

“On Saturday I met with senior police at a station in Belfast. They agreed with me that the offending tweets encompassed various criminal acts and pledged to conduct a thorough investigation.

“I look forward to assisting police in their enquiries and I trust they will use all powers at their disposal.

“It is important to remember that social media use should never under any circumstances cross into criminality, and when it does so, the appropriate response must follow.” 

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