Man charged after allegedly sending malicious tweets about missing Edinburgh boy

Posted on 12th February 2014

A man who was arrested after offensive tweets were posted online about a missing boy in Scotland has been charged with sending malicious communications.

Darren Shepstone was arrested on suspicion of posting the messages on Twitter, which were linked to the disappearance of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular in Edinburgh.

The 26-year-old, from Cromford Road, Langley Mill, was arrested on January 18 and has now been charged with sending malicious communications.

He will appear at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court on Monday, February 24.

Police Scotland asked Derbyshire Constabulary to assist in the investigation after complaints were made by people in Edinburgh about offensive Twitter messages.

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