Police investigate claims Sunderland fan made offensive post about MH17 victims

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POLICE are investigating an alleged offensive internet post about MH17 victims Liam Sweeney and John Alder.

Officers say they have been made aware of messages posted on a Newcastle United supporters page on Facebook by someone saying they are a Sunderland fan.

The post in question was left on the Newcastle United Banter Page and refers to the plane crash last month, which left devoted Magpies supporters Liam, 28, from Westerhope, Newcastle, and John, 62, from Deckham, Gateshead, dead.

A spokesman from Northumbria police said they were aware of the post and were looking into it.