Northern Ireland

Three teens face hate charges in Coleraine poppy case

poppy
Image caption The website photograph appears to show people burning a poppy.

Two 17-year-old men and a 16-year-old youth have been charged with incitement to hatred.

The charges follow the publishing on a social network site of a photograph which appears to show two of the three burning a poppy.

The incident, which happened in Coleraine, was reported to the police on Tuesday.

The 16-year-old was also charged with improper use of a social networking site.