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Merseyside: Update – Man Arrested In Connection To An Offensive Facebook Page

September 21, 2012, 10:03 am

Merseyside Police can confirm the 22-year-old man arrested yesterday (Wednesday, 19 September) in connection with an offensive Facebook page set up following the deaths of two officers in Manchester has tonight (Thursday, 20 September) been bailed pending further enquiries.

PC Nicola Hughes, aged 23 and PC Fiona Bone, aged 32 were killed as they responded to a routine incident at Abbey Gardens in Hattersley shortly before 11am on Tuesday 18 September 2012.

Greater Manchester Police and Merseyside Police received reports of an offensive Facebook page that had been set up following the murders of the two officers on Tuesday.

An investigation was launched by both Forces to identify the creator of the page and the 22-year-old from Netherley was arrested.

An investigation into the matter is still ongoing.

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