Man in court over Caitlin Ruddy trolling

North Pier, Cullercoats Bay'Picture by Jane Coltman
North Pier, Cullercoats Bay'Picture by Jane Coltman

A man who is alleged to have made malicious remarks about a schoolgirl who died at the weekend will appear in court today.

Martin Paul, 25, from the Burnage Lane area of Manchester, has been charged with a malicious communications offence and will appear at Manchester’s Salford Magistrates Court today.

The charge is in connection with abusive messages posted on social networking site Facebook about Caitlin Ruddy, who died after being swept into the sea on Saturday.