Man to appear at Lanark court after offensive tweet about Sir Tom Moore's death

A 35-year-old man is due to appear at Lanark Sheriff Court on Wednesday, February 17, after police received a report of an offensive tweet about Sir Captain Tom Moore.

Captain Sir Tom Moore died last week

Sir Tom died aged 100 last week after being admitted to Bedford Hospital having tested positive for Covid-19.

His family said due to medication he was receiving for pneumonia, he was unable to be vaccinated.

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Sir Tom raised more than £32m for NHS Charities Together by walking laps of his Bedforshire garden during the first lockdown.

He was subsequently knighted by the Queen in July in a special ceremony at Windsor Castle.

Following the complaint made on Friday (February) 5 the suspect was arrested and charged in connection with communication offences.