Man, 62, arrested after creating ‘sick and twisted’ Twitter account for James Bulger’s ‘ghost’

Police have arrested a 62-year-old man after he allegedly wrote sick tweets pretending to be the ghost of murdered toddler James Bulger


by Kayleigh Dray |
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Police have arrested a man from Sussex after a sick Twitter account was created claiming to be the ghost of murdered James Bulger.

A 62-year-old was interviewed by officers on Thursday, May 22 and bailed until August as an investigation continues into the matter.

The vile Twitter profile - called James Bulger's Ghost - displays a photo of the murdered toddler and an image of his gravestone.

The account has been used to post a series of sick jokes, one referencing Baby P: "Hanging out with my brethren Baby P. Eating eat donuts, some Doritos, two cans of Strongbow whilst watching Porn Hub [sic]"

Via Twitter
Via Twitter

Another post read: “While it cannot be argued that my physical existence is somewhat dead, my spirit is pretty much alive.”

A third tweet contained a link to a children’s musical cartoon as the troll makes a vile remark about train tracks.

The profile was suspended by Twitter and Denise Fergus, mother of the murdered toddler, posted her own Tweet saying:

“I want to thank everyone who has blocked and reported this vile person”.

A spokesperson for Sussex Police said: “Sussex detectives arrested a 62-year old man at an address in Clinch Green Avenue, Bexhill on Thursday 22 May, on suspicion of sending offensive Twitter messages about James Bulger, contrary to the Malicious Communications Act 1993.

”Our officers are co-ordinating their enquiries with Merseyside Police as the Twitter messages were initially reported to that force, but the investigation in Bexhill is being carried out by Sussex Police.“

In 1993, James Bulger was taken from The Strand Shopping Centre in Bootle by 10-year-old boys Jon Venables and Robert Thompson.

The two year old was killed on a nearby railway line and his body was discovered two days later.

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