Teen charged over alleged threats sent to DUP leader

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By David Hunter

It's emerged a man arrested on suspicion of sending inappropriate messages on social media, had been contacting the DUP Leader. 

According to the Belfast Telegraph he sent sexually explicit and extremely violent messages to Arlene Foster.

The 18 year old was charged yesterday and is due in court next month.

Earlier this year, the former First Minister said she had reported a number of serious threats and messages to police. 

One included calls for her to be beheaded, with another also attacking Ms.Foster's family. 

According to the Belfast Telegraph, some of the latest messages were so explicit they could not be published. 

The paper today printed "The message sent to Mrs Foster stated that she should "go hang herself" and the message also stated that it hoped her family got "a few in the head".

"The message continued: "Your (sic) an old c*** who doesn't deserve to live you homophobic old s***.""

The 18-year-old in question has been charged with the improper use of a public electronic communications' network and is due before Newry Magistrates Court on August 2nd.

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