A 35-year-old man was arrested in Scotland for posting an “offensive” tweet about late British hero Captain Sir Tom Moore, police said Monday.
The Lanarkshire Police department said it received a report about the missive on Feb. 5, two days after Moore’s death at 100.
Police didn’t say what the content of the tweet was or name the suspect.
He was charged under the UK’s Communications Act 2003, which makes it a criminal offense to post content on social media that is “grossly offensive or of an indecent, obscene or menacing character.”
The accused tweeter could face up to six months behind bars and/or a fine of up to $6,800, The Independent reported.
He’s due in court next Wednesday.
Moore, a World War II veteran, captured Britain’s heart after raising almost $45 million for the nation’s coronavirus front-line workers.
He died last week, shortly after he tested positive for COVID-19 and was admitted to the hospital with severe pneumonia.