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Police Probe 5 Online Abuse Cases Daily

Threats, sectarian abuse and offensive comments are among dozens of incidents reported to the police in Northern Ireland each week, underlining the growing menace posed by cyber bullies. Dozens of high-profile celebrities have been targeted in recent months, including Celtic boss Neil Lennon, footballer Stan Collymore and TV presenter Eamonn Holmes. Police confirmed it had received 1,818 complaints in the 12 months to April this year — an average of five every day — with most relating to Facebook.

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