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More action is needed over online trolls, says Lockhart

MP who was targeted speaks out in wake of latest high-profile incidents

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Legislation call: Carla Lockhart

Legislation call: Carla Lockhart

Legislation call: Carla Lockhart

A Northern Ireland MP who has been the victim of social media abuse said more needs to be done to protect sports stars from trolls.

Carla Lockhart has spoken out after a series of high-profile incidents where footballers have been targeted online.

Manchester United striker Anthony Martial was subjected to racist abuse on Instagram following his side's 1-1 draw at West Brom on Sunday.


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