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MH17 - Man Charged For Offensive Tweet
A man from Sunderland has been charged with posting an offensive tweet about the Malaysia Airlines plane disaster.
Northumbria Police said Mitchell Tace Chapman, 18, of Pegwood Road, Sunderland, will appear before magistrates in the city on August 11.
He is charged with making a malicious communication, which police said is in connection with ``remarks posted on Twitter relating to two of the men who died'' on flight MH17.
Two of the men were Newcastle United football fans John Alder, 63, and Liam Sweeney, 28, who were flying to New Zealand to watch their team play pre-season friendlies.
A team of trained officers will investigate allegations of child abuse at Newcastle United, relating to the 1980s and 1990s
A Gateshead mum, who lost her son in a crash caused by a driver on drink and drugs, is warning others not to drink or drug drive
Police were called to an alley near Poplar Street this morning where a man was found seriously injured
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