Police investigate online abuse against charity for transgender children

Nope. No mental illness here.

Police in West Yorkshire are investigating after the UK’s largest charity supporting transgender children received a stream of abusive messages online.

Mermaids UK reported a sharp rise in abusive and threatening comments on social media, saying it had been forced to block 20 people a day on Twitter.

The charity, which supports transgender children and their families, said it had been falsely accused of “enticing” children by attending recent Pride UK events.

Remember when the police used to arrest criminals?

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