By Euro Weekly News Media • 07 March 2014 • 16:09
Twitter took 12 hours to remove the offensive messages
The mother of murdered toddler James Bulger has been sent ‘sick’ messages from a troll posing as the killer of her son on Twitter.
Denise Fergus received a series of disgusting tweets from the person, who was using the name @SirJVenables.
Merseyside Police are currently investigating after hundreds of Twitter users called for them to act.
The number of complaints to the micro-blogging site steadily increased and after around 12 hours Twitter disabled the account.
The messages, which appeared on Thursday, were sent to Denise Fergus in the form of poetry.
A Liverpool councillor who has worked closely with the Bulger family´s charity has also been targeted by a troll.
Independent councillor Jake Morrison in Wavertree, Liverpool, said he suspects the same troll was behind a death threat that he received.
Morrison told the Liverpool Echo that he was sent a sinister message after posting a picture of his newborn nephew.
He said: “I have been disturbed enough by what’s happened in the past but it’s taken a horrifying step up in the last few days. Talking about my two-day old nephew just takes it to another level.’
Jon Venables was convicted alongside Robert Thompson in 1993 over the abduction, torture and killing of two-year-old toddler James. The two defendants were just ten years old. The murder, trial and details of the case shocked the nation.
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