Fury after Honiton residents described as ‘looking like pigs’

Facebook slur prompts calls to police.

A row on Facebook, which resulted in Honiton residents being described as “looking like pigs on a good day”, prompted offended users of the social networking site to call police.

However, they were told the issue was not a police matter and, instead, advised to contact Facebook.

One disgusted resident told the Midweek Herald: “It has caused tears, upset and stress to people.

“All the comments upset me.”

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Sergeant Martin Burrow said police at Honiton did not handle the complaints, but reiterated the advice that offensive remarks on the internet should be reported to site operators.

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