Man sent ‘grossly’ offensive tweets about missing boy

DEIH20140224A-001_C.jpg Picture: Ian Hodgkinson
Darren Shepstone leaving Derby Magistrates Court

DEIH20140224A-001_C.jpg Picture: Ian Hodgkinson Darren Shepstone leaving Derby Magistrates Court

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A Langley Mill man could face a custodial sentence after launching a late night series of offensive tweets in relation to missing toddler Mikaeel Kular.

Darren Shpestone pleaded guilty to a charge of sending tweets that were grossly offensive or of an obscene character at Derby and South Derbyshire Magistrates Court this morning.

The 26-year-old of Cromford Road, made what the magistrates bench deemed as ‘racially aggravated’ posts on his phone between January 15 and 19 after news broke that three-year-old Mikaeel Kular had disappeared from his home in the Drylaw area of Edinburgh.

 

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