DETECTIVES are trawling cyberspace to track down whoever posted sick comments on a tribute website to stabbing victim Jordan Cooper.
Complaints have been made to police after friends and family of the 14-year-old were left upset by offensive remarks and pictures put on the special memorial Facebook page.
A spokesman for the force said: “Northumbria Police has received several reports of offensive material appearing on the internet, following the death of Jordan Cooper in Washington, on March 1.
“Police are working with site operators to have such content removed as quickly as possible and trace those responsible.”
As well as Facebook, disturbing material has been posted on video-sharing website YouTube.
One, which has been watched more than 6,000 times, is called Every Mackem’s Nightmare and includes a montage of offensive images alongside a photo of Jordan.
However, friends of the Biddick School pupil have had success cleaning up a memorial page on Facebook.
It seemed certain to be closed down, but now an administrator has stepped in to decides whether pictures and comment are suitable to be uploaded.
The move have been well received by those wanting to add their heartfelt tributes to the much-missed youngster, of Newriggs, Fatfield.
Ashleigh Mcgeary wrote: “Pleased that you didnt let disrespectful immature children win by closing the page. Jordan will be missed.”
Eva Davies Sibley said: “Glad this page is being kept open. I’m sure Jordan would be really proud of everyone 4 doing this 4 him.”
Margy Cinders Mccully wrote: “Three cheers for u who 1st made this page & for keeping it up & running. Woop, woop, woop, ur a winner just like Jordan was.”
Emma Leonard added: “Remember Jordan not all this badness, it almost shadowed wots really important here. Certainly aint them. Rip Jordan honey.”
Chezzabelle Donaldson wrote: “No one has any respect nowadays. Just let the world see how precious Jordan is to everyone, dont let the idiots think they can win.”
Also, Biddick School governor and Sunderland Councillor Dianne Snowdon said: “I understand that the school are setting up a page on the interweb, but Jordan was such a popular lad that young people from across Washington all knew him, and its such a pity that a few idiots are spoiling things for everyone.”
Jordan’s uncle has appeared in court charged with murder of the his nephew.
Alan Cooper uncle made a brief appearance at Newcastle Crown Court yesterday.
The 31-year-old will next appear at court on May 18, for a plea and case management hearing.
Judge John Milford said: “You will reappear in this court on the 18th of May, when the indictment will be put to you.
“If the matter is to be tried out it will be tried out provisionally on the 12th of September and the days that follow this year.”
No application for bail was made and Cooper was remanded in custody.