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Man arrested for ‘offensive’ tweet about UK hero Sir Captain Tom Moore

A 35-year-old man was arrested in Scotland for posting an “offensive” tweet about late British hero Captain Sir Tom Moore, police stated Monday.

The Lanarkshire Police division stated it obtained a report about the missive on Feb. 5, two days after Moore’s demise at 100.

Police didn’t say what the content material of the tweet was or identify the suspect.

He was charged underneath the UK’s Communications Act 2003, which makes it a felony offense to submit content material on social media that’s “grossly offensive or of an indecent, obscene or menacing character.”

The accused tweeter might resist six months behind bars and/or a advantageous of as much as $6,800, The Impartial reported.

He’s due in court docket subsequent Wednesday.

Moore, a World Warfare II veteran, captured Britain’s coronary heart after elevating virtually $45 million for the nation’s coronavirus front-line employees.

He died final week, shortly after he examined optimistic for COVID-19 and was admitted to the hospital with extreme pneumonia.

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