Police probe Twitter abuse against Jessica Ennis over Evans remark

Police in England are investigating abusive tweets about Jessica Ennis-Hill after the Olympic gold medallist said Sheffield United should not re-sign convicted rapist Ched Evans.

Police probe Twitter abuse against Jessica Ennis over Evans remark

Police in England are investigating abusive tweets about Jessica Ennis-Hill after the Olympic gold medallist said Sheffield United should not re-sign convicted rapist Ched Evans.

Ennis-Hill issued a statement last night saying she would want her name removed from a stand at the football club’s Bramall Lane ground if the League One club welcomed the Welsh international back following his conviction for raping a 19-year-old woman in a hotel room.

Today, South Yorkshire Police said: “South Yorkshire Police can confirm they are investigating reports of abusive tweets.

“Officers are making efforts to contact the individual concerned, but have launched an investigation into the posts.”

More in this section

Sport
Newsletter

Latest news from the world of sport, along with the best in opinion from our outstanding team of sports writers

Sign up
IE_logo_newsletters

Select your favourite newsletters and get the best of Irish Examiner delivered to your inbox