Police report Katie Hopkins to Twitter over Camber Sands tweet


Sussex Police have reported Katie Hopkins to Twitter for carrying out an offensive poll about the Camber Sands' deaths.

The poll asked followers to complete the sentence "5 dead at Camber Sands were..." with a series of negative, joke answers.

Five men died in the sea tragedy near Rye in East Sussex on Wednesday.

An air ambulance arrives on the scene (@Tashka4/PA)

A spokesman for Sussex Police said: "At about 10.30am on Thursday (August 25), Sussex Police was made aware of a tweet, which the force considered to be insensitive. This has been reported to Twitter.

"Our primary concern is for the thoughts and feelings of the next of kin of those who sadly died at Camber."

Katie Hopkins on the Southbank, London
Katie Hopkins (Ian West/PA)

The force responded to complaints about Katie's comments on Twitter, saying the poll was "incredibly insensitive, although not criminal".

Katie's tweet was reported under the categories "abusive or harmful" and "disrespectful or offensive".

It has now been removed.