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Man charged over Facebook image of Sophie Taylor

Sophie Taylor and Calum Murray
Image caption Sophie Taylor and Calum Murray died of gunshot wounds in April

A man has been charged over a doctored "offensive image" on Facebook of a teenage girl who was shot dead, police have revealed.

Sophie Taylor, 16, was accidentally shot by Calum Murray, 18, at a cottage near Tomintoul, Moray, on 12 April.

Her boyfriend, a trainee gamekeeper, then turned the gun on himself.

Grampian Police said a 25-year-old man - who the BBC Scotland news website understands to be Sean Duffy, from the Reading area - had been charged.

A report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal in Elgin.

BBC Scotland revealed on 20 April that a doctored Facebook image had been condemned on Sophie tribute's page and that police were investigating.

The image depicted Sophie with gunshot injuries.

A spokeswoman for Facebook said the image had later been removed.

On the tribute page, those close to Sophie called for whoever was responsible to be brought to justice.

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