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Diane Dodds: Gardaí contacted over tweet targeting the DUP MLA

Police investigating online abuse mocking the late son of Democratic Unionist Party assembly member Diane Dodds have contacted gardaí for assistance. It is understood officers believe the person responsible is based in the Republic of Ireland. The Upper Bann representative's son, Andrew, was born with spina bifida and died...
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DUP MLA Diane Dodds condemns 'callous' dead son tweet

Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) assembly member Diane Dodds has described online abuse mocking her late son as "callous and malicious". The Upper Bann representative's son Andrew was born with spina bifida and died in 1998, aged eight. Police are investigating after she was targeted by an anonymous Twitter account, which...
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DUP leader condemns online abuse against Diane Dodds

The Democratic Unionist Party leader has condemned online abuse directed at the Upper Bann MLA Diane Dodds. Sir Jeffrey Donaldson said there was a need to call time on the "wild west" online. The Police Service of Northern Ireland is investigating the Twitter post. Sir Jeffrey said no-one "should be...
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DUP leader accuses Twitter of failing to act over tweet sent to Diane Dodds

Sir Jeffrey Donaldson has accused Twitter of failing to act after an account targeted DUP MLA Diane Dodds.The PSNI confirmed on Saturday that a tweet sent to former economy minister Diane Dodds was reported to police.The post has been widely condemned online.Mrs Dodds posted on Twitter to wish her followers a happy new year.A happy New Year. Wishing you good health, good friends and being able to enjoy making memories in 2022. pic.twitter.com/xfoIVkPmKN— Diane Dodds MLA (@DianeDoddsMLA) December 31, 2021However, an anonymous user replied with an abusive response by making reference to her dead son, Andrew.Andrew was born with spina...
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Police investigating abusive tweet sent to Diane Dodds

Police are investigating an “abusive” tweet sent to a DUP MLA about her dead child.The PSNI confirmed that a tweet sent to former economy minister Diane Dodds was reported to police.The post had been widely condemned online.Mrs Dodds posted on Twitter to wish her followers a happy new year.A happy New Year. Wishing you good health, good friends and being able to enjoy making memories in 2022. pic.twitter.com/xfoIVkPmKN— Diane Dodds MLA (@DianeDoddsMLA) December 31, 2021However, an anonymous user replied with an abusive response by making reference to her dead son, Andrew.Andrew was born with spina bifida and died in 1998...
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