Woman charged over offensive Facebook post

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A SOUTHSEA woman has been charged by police after an investigation into a social networking post.

The 23-year-old woman has been charged with sending a grossly offensive electronic communication on the social networking site Facebook.

Michaela Kathleen Turner, of Lumsden Road, Southsea, was arrested at her home address yesterday evening after a post was uploaded to Facebook at 10.42pm on Wednesday.

The post has been removed.

She was charged overnight with an offence contrary to section 127 of the Communication Act 2003.

She has been released on bail to appear before Portsmouth Magistrates Court on Friday, June 7.

A spokeswoman said: ‘Following the terrorist incident in Woolwich this week, Hampshire Constabulary is working closely with local partnership groups to safeguard all members of the community.

‘This includes monitoring social networking sites, and we will seek to arrest and prosecute anyone inciting hatred or violence online.’