Katie Hopkins 'racist' Glasgow Ebola victim tweets examined by police

Hopkins has also allegedly been reported to the police over ‘hate crimes’ towards overweight people

Ella Alexander@ella__alexander
Wednesday 31 December 2014 14:30

Katie Hopkins’ professional trolling may have gone too far this week.

Not only has she been allegedly reported to the police for “hate crimes” towards overweight people, but the authorities are now examining her tweets made about Glasgow Ebola victim Pauline Cafferkey.

The healthcare worker - who has just returned from West Africa - was initially treated in Glasgow, before being transferred to the Royal Free Hospital in North London, which has a specialist isolation unit.

Hopkins chastised the “little sweaty jocks” for “sending us Ebola bombs in the form of sweaty Glaswegians”.

Police Scotland confirmed that they had received a number of complaints and were investigating the tweets.

“We have received a number of complaints regarding remarks made on Twitter,” said Detective Inspector Glyn Roberts of Police Scotland.

“Inquiries are ongoing into the nature of these tweets and to establish any potential criminality.

“Police Scotland will thoroughly investigate any reports of offensive or criminal behaviour online and anyone found to be responsible will be robustly dealt with.”

An online petition calling for her arrest over the ‘vile racist’ tweets has currently been signed by over 12,000.

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