Hillsborough Twitter post man charged

Hillsborough Disaster.
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A Blackpool man has been charged after a post made on social media about the Hillsborough disaster.

John Boden, 24, of Branstree Road, Mereside, was charged with sending an offensive message by means of a public electronic communications network under the Communications Act 2003.

He is due to appear at Blackpool Magistrates Court today.

Lancashire Police confirmed the charge was related to a Facebook post which concerned the 1989 Hillsborough disaster.

The force said the post was made after Liverpool played Chelsea at Anfield on April 27.

New inquests into the 96 deaths in the disaster are currently taking place in Birchwood Park, Warrington.