Offensive web page created after teenage Kiri-Jade Hodgkinson's death in Isle of Wight crash

Kiri-Jade Hodgkinson

Kiri-Jade Hodgkinson

First published in Crime

AN INVESTIGATION is underway after an offensive web page was created following the death of a teenage girl in a road crash.

The page was created following the death of 14-year-old Kiri-Jade Hodgkinson who died in a collision last week on the Isle of Wight.

Inspector Terry Clawson of Newport Safer Neighbourhoods Team said: “The page has since been taken down but has already caused unbearable upset for Kiri-Jade’s family and friends.

“We’re taking this matter very seriously and investigating it from a criminal perspective. We’re working with Facebook and following other lines of enquiries and we will be taking appropropriate action.

“If you have any information that can assist with our enquiries, please contact us directly. If you come across any similar sites, please also let us know and avoid commenting on them.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Peter Russell at Newport DCIC on 101 or the anonymous Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

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3:11pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Ozmosis says...

I hope the perpetrators are caught and dealt with accordingly. There's just no excuse for this sort of behaviour
I hope the perpetrators are caught and dealt with accordingly. There's just no excuse for this sort of behaviour Ozmosis
  • Score: 59

3:41pm Tue 7 Jan 14

gilbertratchet says...

Ozmosis wrote:
I hope the perpetrators are caught and dealt with accordingly. There's just no excuse for this sort of behaviour
Well, nasty though it is, I fail to see why merely being nasty should be illegal. We have to stop involving the police every time someone's feelings are hurt.
[quote][p][bold]Ozmosis[/bold] wrote: I hope the perpetrators are caught and dealt with accordingly. There's just no excuse for this sort of behaviour[/p][/quote]Well, nasty though it is, I fail to see why merely being nasty should be illegal. We have to stop involving the police every time someone's feelings are hurt. gilbertratchet
  • Score: -66

4:04pm Tue 7 Jan 14

TDFIOW says...

It was not just nasty it was really offensive and they were linking the page to others that the family would see. What was being said is totally unrepeatable on here and should be on any media / internet outlet. It also got out of hand by how long it took for the site to be removed and the threats of what people were going to do the writer. Some people were also naming others they thought it might be.

Hopefully this type of page we will never be seen again and the only way to do this is by involving the police. A SAD world we live in.
It was not just nasty it was really offensive and they were linking the page to others that the family would see. What was being said is totally unrepeatable on here and should be on any media / internet outlet. It also got out of hand by how long it took for the site to be removed and the threats of what people were going to do the writer. Some people were also naming others they thought it might be. Hopefully this type of page we will never be seen again and the only way to do this is by involving the police. A SAD world we live in. TDFIOW
  • Score: 33

4:10pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Deerhunter147 says...

There are some terrible people out there. My thoughts are with this girls family. Having lost my own father in a car crash I know the devastation to families is immense and this poor girl was only 14. I am thinking of her family at this time.
There are some terrible people out there. My thoughts are with this girls family. Having lost my own father in a car crash I know the devastation to families is immense and this poor girl was only 14. I am thinking of her family at this time. Deerhunter147
  • Score: 31

4:15pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Irate Wintonian says...

gilbertratchet wrote:
Ozmosis wrote: I hope the perpetrators are caught and dealt with accordingly. There's just no excuse for this sort of behaviour
Well, nasty though it is, I fail to see why merely being nasty should be illegal. We have to stop involving the police every time someone's feelings are hurt.
There is not a specific law which makes cyberbullying illegal but it can be considered a criminal offence under several different acts including Protection from Harassment Act (1997), Malicious Communications Act (1988), Communications Act (2003) Obscene Publications Act (1959) and Computer Misuse Act (1990).

The police are the enforcers of the law and build/support cases put to the CPS in order to get a conviction or other just outcome.

The alternative to getting the police involved would be vigilante reprisals (as it sounds was threatened in this case) or total anarchy.
[quote][p][bold]gilbertratchet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ozmosis[/bold] wrote: I hope the perpetrators are caught and dealt with accordingly. There's just no excuse for this sort of behaviour[/p][/quote]Well, nasty though it is, I fail to see why merely being nasty should be illegal. We have to stop involving the police every time someone's feelings are hurt.[/p][/quote]There is not a specific law which makes cyberbullying illegal but it can be considered a criminal offence under several different acts including Protection from Harassment Act (1997), Malicious Communications Act (1988), Communications Act (2003) Obscene Publications Act (1959) and Computer Misuse Act (1990). The police are the enforcers of the law and build/support cases put to the CPS in order to get a conviction or other just outcome. The alternative to getting the police involved would be vigilante reprisals (as it sounds was threatened in this case) or total anarchy. Irate Wintonian
  • Score: 16

4:24pm Tue 7 Jan 14

downfader says...

gilbertratchet wrote:
Ozmosis wrote:
I hope the perpetrators are caught and dealt with accordingly. There's just no excuse for this sort of behaviour
Well, nasty though it is, I fail to see why merely being nasty should be illegal. We have to stop involving the police every time someone's feelings are hurt.
Well things like libel can be tested in court so why not. The ISPs often wont hand over information to ordinary folk so they do end up having to go to the Police
[quote][p][bold]gilbertratchet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ozmosis[/bold] wrote: I hope the perpetrators are caught and dealt with accordingly. There's just no excuse for this sort of behaviour[/p][/quote]Well, nasty though it is, I fail to see why merely being nasty should be illegal. We have to stop involving the police every time someone's feelings are hurt.[/p][/quote]Well things like libel can be tested in court so why not. The ISPs often wont hand over information to ordinary folk so they do end up having to go to the Police downfader
  • Score: 6

4:27pm Tue 7 Jan 14

elvisimo says...

gilbertratchet wrote:
Ozmosis wrote:
I hope the perpetrators are caught and dealt with accordingly. There's just no excuse for this sort of behaviour
Well, nasty though it is, I fail to see why merely being nasty should be illegal. We have to stop involving the police every time someone's feelings are hurt.
If you "fail to see" then maybe you are not too bright.
[quote][p][bold]gilbertratchet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ozmosis[/bold] wrote: I hope the perpetrators are caught and dealt with accordingly. There's just no excuse for this sort of behaviour[/p][/quote]Well, nasty though it is, I fail to see why merely being nasty should be illegal. We have to stop involving the police every time someone's feelings are hurt.[/p][/quote]If you "fail to see" then maybe you are not too bright. elvisimo
  • Score: 21

5:15pm Tue 7 Jan 14

itsnotjustice says...

are u actually kidding me "i fail to see why merely being nasty should be illegal"

this was a CHILD , a child who was KILLED ,

anyone who sets up a page about a dead child is doing a bit more than "merely being nasty"

people under estimate the power of the internet. going out of your way to do something as sick as this obviously means the person involved has some issues that need sorting out.
are u actually kidding me "i fail to see why merely being nasty should be illegal" this was a CHILD , a child who was KILLED , anyone who sets up a page about a dead child is doing a bit more than "merely being nasty" people under estimate the power of the internet. going out of your way to do something as sick as this obviously means the person involved has some issues that need sorting out. itsnotjustice
  • Score: 28

5:47pm Tue 7 Jan 14

solomum says...

gilbertratchet wrote:
Ozmosis wrote:
I hope the perpetrators are caught and dealt with accordingly. There's just no excuse for this sort of behaviour
Well, nasty though it is, I fail to see why merely being nasty should be illegal. We have to stop involving the police every time someone's feelings are hurt.
Are you for real? Being nasty is not illegal, but to stoop to the depths that the creator of the Facebook page did goes far beyond being nasty. If you cannot understand that then you have no basic morals.
[quote][p][bold]gilbertratchet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ozmosis[/bold] wrote: I hope the perpetrators are caught and dealt with accordingly. There's just no excuse for this sort of behaviour[/p][/quote]Well, nasty though it is, I fail to see why merely being nasty should be illegal. We have to stop involving the police every time someone's feelings are hurt.[/p][/quote]Are you for real? Being nasty is not illegal, but to stoop to the depths that the creator of the Facebook page did goes far beyond being nasty. If you cannot understand that then you have no basic morals. solomum
  • Score: 18

9:35pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Chipster says...

Low-life cowardly scum!
Typical Trolls hiding behind their keyboards, dishing out bile to people that they don't know. So full of spite towards those who they do not know but who have knowledge of they're suffering, how proud and powerful they must feel.
How pathetic their lives must be and how inadequate they must feel living amongst normal people with empathy towards others!
I hope that whoever they are they are discovered and prosecuted to the full extent of the law, but I shan't hold my breath!
To the family of the young girl who sadly lost her life I'd like to say that these filth DO NOT represent the wider community and are a cancer no to be tolerated!
My condolences and I wish you well.
Low-life cowardly scum! Typical Trolls hiding behind their keyboards, dishing out bile to people that they don't know. So full of spite towards those who they do not know but who have knowledge of they're suffering, how proud and powerful they must feel. How pathetic their lives must be and how inadequate they must feel living amongst normal people with empathy towards others! I hope that whoever they are they are discovered and prosecuted to the full extent of the law, but I shan't hold my breath! To the family of the young girl who sadly lost her life I'd like to say that these filth DO NOT represent the wider community and are a cancer no to be tolerated! My condolences and I wish you well. Chipster
  • Score: 14

9:58pm Tue 7 Jan 14

jrgolding says...

gilbertratchet wrote:
Ozmosis wrote:
I hope the perpetrators are caught and dealt with accordingly. There's just no excuse for this sort of behaviour
Well, nasty though it is, I fail to see why merely being nasty should be illegal. We have to stop involving the police every time someone's feelings are hurt.
You've clearly never suffered the loss of a child, I hope for your sake you never have to endure such a horrific tragedy. This is not someone being nasty and someone else being over sensitive, this is a reprehensible act that should be considered a hate crime. It has the potential to cause more hurt and lasting damage than many other criminal offences. The lack of physical interaction or physical injury shouldn't make this kind of activity less significant in the eyes of the law. Fortunately for our community, judging by their actions so far, the police seem to share this opinion and not yours.
[quote][p][bold]gilbertratchet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ozmosis[/bold] wrote: I hope the perpetrators are caught and dealt with accordingly. There's just no excuse for this sort of behaviour[/p][/quote]Well, nasty though it is, I fail to see why merely being nasty should be illegal. We have to stop involving the police every time someone's feelings are hurt.[/p][/quote]You've clearly never suffered the loss of a child, I hope for your sake you never have to endure such a horrific tragedy. This is not someone being nasty and someone else being over sensitive, this is a reprehensible act that should be considered a hate crime. It has the potential to cause more hurt and lasting damage than many other criminal offences. The lack of physical interaction or physical injury shouldn't make this kind of activity less significant in the eyes of the law. Fortunately for our community, judging by their actions so far, the police seem to share this opinion and not yours. jrgolding
  • Score: 12

11:00pm Tue 7 Jan 14

sass says...

Irate Wintonian wrote:
gilbertratchet wrote:
Ozmosis wrote: I hope the perpetrators are caught and dealt with accordingly. There's just no excuse for this sort of behaviour
Well, nasty though it is, I fail to see why merely being nasty should be illegal. We have to stop involving the police every time someone's feelings are hurt.
There is not a specific law which makes cyberbullying illegal but it can be considered a criminal offence under several different acts including Protection from Harassment Act (1997), Malicious Communications Act (1988), Communications Act (2003) Obscene Publications Act (1959) and Computer Misuse Act (1990). The police are the enforcers of the law and build/support cases put to the CPS in order to get a conviction or other just outcome. The alternative to getting the police involved would be vigilante reprisals (as it sounds was threatened in this case) or total anarchy.
How do you bully a dead person and why are berieved relatives and friends scouring the internet?
[quote][p][bold]Irate Wintonian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gilbertratchet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ozmosis[/bold] wrote: I hope the perpetrators are caught and dealt with accordingly. There's just no excuse for this sort of behaviour[/p][/quote]Well, nasty though it is, I fail to see why merely being nasty should be illegal. We have to stop involving the police every time someone's feelings are hurt.[/p][/quote]There is not a specific law which makes cyberbullying illegal but it can be considered a criminal offence under several different acts including Protection from Harassment Act (1997), Malicious Communications Act (1988), Communications Act (2003) Obscene Publications Act (1959) and Computer Misuse Act (1990). The police are the enforcers of the law and build/support cases put to the CPS in order to get a conviction or other just outcome. The alternative to getting the police involved would be vigilante reprisals (as it sounds was threatened in this case) or total anarchy.[/p][/quote]How do you bully a dead person and why are berieved relatives and friends scouring the internet? sass
  • Score: -8

12:20am Wed 8 Jan 14

Zexagon says...

sass wrote:
Irate Wintonian wrote:
gilbertratchet wrote:
Ozmosis wrote: I hope the perpetrators are caught and dealt with accordingly. There's just no excuse for this sort of behaviour
Well, nasty though it is, I fail to see why merely being nasty should be illegal. We have to stop involving the police every time someone's feelings are hurt.
There is not a specific law which makes cyberbullying illegal but it can be considered a criminal offence under several different acts including Protection from Harassment Act (1997), Malicious Communications Act (1988), Communications Act (2003) Obscene Publications Act (1959) and Computer Misuse Act (1990). The police are the enforcers of the law and build/support cases put to the CPS in order to get a conviction or other just outcome. The alternative to getting the police involved would be vigilante reprisals (as it sounds was threatened in this case) or total anarchy.
How do you bully a dead person and why are berieved relatives and friends scouring the internet?
The height of intelligence . Thick tvvat
[quote][p][bold]sass[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Irate Wintonian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gilbertratchet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ozmosis[/bold] wrote: I hope the perpetrators are caught and dealt with accordingly. There's just no excuse for this sort of behaviour[/p][/quote]Well, nasty though it is, I fail to see why merely being nasty should be illegal. We have to stop involving the police every time someone's feelings are hurt.[/p][/quote]There is not a specific law which makes cyberbullying illegal but it can be considered a criminal offence under several different acts including Protection from Harassment Act (1997), Malicious Communications Act (1988), Communications Act (2003) Obscene Publications Act (1959) and Computer Misuse Act (1990). The police are the enforcers of the law and build/support cases put to the CPS in order to get a conviction or other just outcome. The alternative to getting the police involved would be vigilante reprisals (as it sounds was threatened in this case) or total anarchy.[/p][/quote]How do you bully a dead person and why are berieved relatives and friends scouring the internet?[/p][/quote]The height of intelligence . Thick tvvat Zexagon
  • Score: 6

8:08am Wed 8 Jan 14

badgerbadgerbadger says...

If you called me a fat ugly ba 5 tard, or ripped the p155 out of my taste in music, I'd say fair enough. If you deliberately and systematically mocked a dead relative by whatever means, you deserve censure.
If you called me a fat ugly ba 5 tard, or ripped the p155 out of my taste in music, I'd say fair enough. If you deliberately and systematically mocked a dead relative by whatever means, you deserve censure. badgerbadgerbadger
  • Score: 5

8:40am Wed 8 Jan 14

Urbane Forager says...

badgerbadgerbadger wrote:
If you called me a fat ugly ba 5 tard, or ripped the p155 out of my taste in music, I'd say fair enough. If you deliberately and systematically mocked a dead relative by whatever means, you deserve censure.
Quite so.
I don't know what the website said because it does not say here.
However, if you said nasty things face to face with a grieving relative, I would think that the least you might expect would be a punch in the face.
In many ways, a public website that everyone can see is far worse. The fact that the police are involved shows this to be true.
The recent guilty judgement, against stupid criminals threatening despicable behaviour on Twitter (against a woman merely trying to get a woman’s face on a bank note!), demonstrates that some loons are not living in the real world and that normal people will not - indeed, do not have to - tolerate this kind of thing.
[quote][p][bold]badgerbadgerbadger[/bold] wrote: If you called me a fat ugly ba 5 tard, or ripped the p155 out of my taste in music, I'd say fair enough. If you deliberately and systematically mocked a dead relative by whatever means, you deserve censure.[/p][/quote]Quite so. I don't know what the website said because it does not say here. However, if you said nasty things face to face with a grieving relative, I would think that the least you might expect would be a punch in the face. In many ways, a public website that everyone can see is far worse. The fact that the police are involved shows this to be true. The recent guilty judgement, against stupid criminals threatening despicable behaviour on Twitter (against a woman merely trying to get a woman’s face on a bank note!), demonstrates that some loons are not living in the real world and that normal people will not - indeed, do not have to - tolerate this kind of thing. Urbane Forager
  • Score: 4

9:24am Wed 8 Jan 14

Dai Rear says...

"Zexagon" presumably thinks that the behaviour complained of was not acceptable.
"sass" doesn't agree. So" Zexagon", leader of the moral majority, uses abusive words against "Sass". Isn't that the kind of thing you purport to disapprove of," Zexagon"?
What a very ambiguous morality you must believe in.
"Zexagon" presumably thinks that the behaviour complained of was not acceptable. "sass" doesn't agree. So" Zexagon", leader of the moral majority, uses abusive words against "Sass". Isn't that the kind of thing you purport to disapprove of," Zexagon"? What a very ambiguous morality you must believe in. Dai Rear
  • Score: 0

9:33am Wed 8 Jan 14

Dai Rear says...

Sorry I over-simplified. "sass" doesn't understand (nor do I frankly, but then I'm an elderly professional person unfamiliar with "social media") why one should search the internet for offence, which cannot be taken on "sass's" part as condoning the behaviour of the offender as I implied.
Sorry I over-simplified. "sass" doesn't understand (nor do I frankly, but then I'm an elderly professional person unfamiliar with "social media") why one should search the internet for offence, which cannot be taken on "sass's" part as condoning the behaviour of the offender as I implied. Dai Rear
  • Score: -1

4:44pm Wed 8 Jan 14

neilking says...

Gilbertratchet you are a fool. You must be sick in the head like the person who created the page, who knows maybe it was even you...
I hope they find out who it is and name them publicly for all to see.
I saw what they wrote and it was disgusting filth, totally unnecessary, immature, heartless and the pain and upset it caused to her family and members of the public that didnt even know her shows how bad it was...

Rip kiri.........
Gilbertratchet you are a fool. You must be sick in the head like the person who created the page, who knows maybe it was even you... I hope they find out who it is and name them publicly for all to see. I saw what they wrote and it was disgusting filth, totally unnecessary, immature, heartless and the pain and upset it caused to her family and members of the public that didnt even know her shows how bad it was... Rip kiri......... neilking
  • Score: 0

2:20pm Fri 10 Jan 14

From the sidelines says...

It's just words in a box. Get a grip.
It's just words in a box. Get a grip. From the sidelines
  • Score: 0

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