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Teen charged over explicit threats to DUP chief Arlene Foster


By Cate McCurry

A Co Down teenager has been arrested after vile sexual threats were made against DUP leader Arlene Foster.

Mark Sloan, understood to be from the Newcastle area, was charged after he allegedly sent the former First Minister sexually explicit and violent threats on Facebook messenger. Sloan (18) was charged with the offence earlier this week.

His Facebook profile remains active and he was posting comments on Wednesday.

The message sent to Mrs Foster stated that she should "go hang herself" and the message also stated that it hoped her family got "a few in the head".

The message continued: "Your (sic) an old c*** who doesn't deserve to live you homophobic old s***."

The horrific message contains other material that is too graphic to publish.

Police charged the 18-year-old with the improper use of a public electronic communications' network. He is due to appear at Newry Magistrates Court on Wednesday, August 2.

A police spokeswoman said: "As is normal procedure, all charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service."

It's the second time the DUP MLA has been targeted on social media.

In January, Mrs Foster said that the PSNI was investigating several sinister threats made against her on social media, including "one that wanted me beheaded".

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