22/04/2013

No Further Action Over Youth Police And Crime Commissioner Tweets

Kent police have confirmed that no further action will be taken against Paris Brown, who stepped down from her role as Britain’s first youth police and crime commissioner following a row over remarks she made on Twitter.

The 17-year-old was investigated and questioned by police following some 50 complaints about remarks she made on the social networking site between the ages of 14 and 16.

A spokeswoman for Kent police said on Sunday: "We have spoken to the CPS about our findings, and given them our view that this case does not pass the evidential threshold for prosecution; we will make no recommendations to them for charges and will take no further police action having discharged our duty to investigate.

"Whilst some of the language used is offensive, particularly the comments which derogatorily refer to particular social groups, we do not believe that in the context they are grossly offensive on a reasonable objective assessment considering intent."

(H/CD)

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