Police have confirmed they are investigating reports that an internet ‘troll’ set up a social media account mocking a 12-year-old girl’s death.
Olivia Diamond, of Moss Hall Road, Accrington, died suddenly of a heart condition at Manchester Children’s Hospital in October last year, just four days after falling ill with the flu.
The Accrington Academy pupil missed out on a life-saving vaccination jab just two weeks before her death .
The family have now been left with further heartache after an Instagram account was set up with a sickening comment about Olivia’s death.
A Lancashire Police spokesperson said: “We are aware of the complaint and we are looking into it.”
Hyndburn councillor Peter Britcliffe said the ‘faceless person’ responsible is a ‘keyboard coward’.
He said: “More and more people are suffering from cyber bullying and this is a dreadful example in the worst possible taste. Has this family not had enough trouble and grief without this?
"“Something seems to take over some people when they get at the back of a keyboard and gives them the confidence to say or do something they would never otherwise dare to do.
"“I understand these faceless people hiding at the back of a computer are called ‘keyboard warriors’. In my opinion they are little more than keyboard cowards.”