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James Bulger 'ghost' tweets: Arrested man freed from bail

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Image caption James Bulger was murdered in Liverpool in 1993

A man arrested over tweets purporting to be from the "ghost" of murdered toddler James Bulger will face no further action, police have said.

The 62-year-old was arrested at a property in Clinch Green Avenue, Bexhill, East Sussex, on 22 May under the Malicious Communications Act.

Sussex Police said he was unconnected to the tweets about the two-year-old murdered on Merseyside in 1993.

The man has been stood down from police bail he was due to answer on 28 August.

A tweet sent to James Bulger's mother, Denise Fergus, referred to the anniversary of her son's death.

The tweet was reported to Merseyside Police on 20 May.

James was killed in Bootle, Merseyside, in February 1993 by Jon Venables and Robert Thompson, both aged 10 at the time.

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