Man in court for racist social media comments
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Thursday February 27 2014
BBC News reports on the court appearance of a man arrested last month after members of the public alerted Police Scotland to racist and offensive tweets made about the missing boy, Mikaeel Kular.
Kular was reported missing from his home in Edinburgh last month before police discovered his body a day later.
Darren Shepstone, 26, admitted posting grossly offensive and racially aggravated content on Twitter during the police search sparked by the missing persons report.
Shepstone is due to be sentenced next month. His case follows a similar incident involving Grenadier Guardsman Warren Butler, 19, who wrote on Facebook “F****** LOL to that P*** found dead. One down many more to go,” after Kular’s body was found in Fife.