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Teen from barracks admits to offensive Mikaeel Kular message

A teenager based at Lille Barracks in Aldershot has pleaded guilty to posting a grossly offensive comment on social media after the death of the toddler in Scotland

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A teenager has pleaded guilty to posting an offensive comment on social media in relation to the death of Mikaeel Kular in Scotland.

Warren Butler, aged 19, thought to be a member of the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards at Lille Barracks in Aldershot, admitted the charge of improper use of a communications network during a hearing at Aldershot Magistrates' Court on Thursday February 13.

The teen, whose home address is Ferguson Road in Carlisle, Cumbria, was investigated by Hampshire police following his posts on internet social networks. The charge describes his Facebook post as "grossly offensive or of an indecent, obscene or menacing character".

It came after the death of Mikaeel last month. Rosdeep Kular, 33, has been charged with the murder of her three-year-old son, who went missing from his home in Edinburgh on January 15.

His remains were found two days later in woodland in Fife. She is also charged with attempting to defeat the ends of justice.

Butler's case was adjourned for an all-options sentencing report until March 11 at Basingstoke Magistrates' Court. He was released on conditional bail - he must not access any internet social media sites, he must live and sleep at Lille Barracks and he must remain within the curtilage of the barracks at all times.

 

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