Northern Ireland

PSNI warn Facebook users over children's deaths posts

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Image caption The PSNI posted the warning on its own Facebook page

The police have warned Facebook users posting offensive messages about the deaths of two children in west Belfast that they may face prosecution.

Ciara Doherty, 11, and 13-year-old Martin Rooney took their own lives in the past two weeks.

Using its own Facebook page, the PSNI said it was taking the "grossly offensive" messages seriously and would work to identify those responsible.

It said they could be prosecuted under the Telecommunications Act.

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