No charges over Bradley Lowery Facebook message

Bradley Lowery Image copyright PA
Image caption Bradley's mother Gemma revealed his cancer had grown and he had months to live

No charges are to be brought against a woman accused of posting a malicious message on Facebook about a terminally ill five-year-old boy.

Bradley Lowery. from Blackhall Colliery, near Hartlepool, has terminal neuroblastoma.

A 24-year-old from Hartlepool was arrested in December on suspicion of offences under the Malicious Communications Act.

Cleveland Police said the case remained open and inquiries were continuing.

Bradley, who was diagnosed with the disease in 2013, made headlines around the world after featuring as Sunderland Football Club's mascot.

Last year £700,000 was raised for him and treatment has now begun in hospital in a bid to prolong his life.

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Image caption Bradley with Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe

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