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Police report Katie Hopkins to Twitter over poll about the deaths of five men

In the hours after the tragedy Hopkins – known for her controversial antics on Twitter – posted a poll about the event.

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POLICE IN SUSSEX, England have reported media commentator Katie Hopkins to Twitter over a post which made light of the deaths of five men in a seaside tragedy.

The men died after being pulled from the water at Camber Sands in Kent near Rye, East Sussex.

Sussex Police believe the men were all in their late teens and early 20s and came from the Greater London area.

They had gone to the beach together on what was the hottest day of the year in England so far.

In the hours after the tragedy Hopkins – known for her controversial antics on Twitter – posted a poll about the event.

It asked users to vote on whether the men were “talented footballers”, “mentally ill”, “fans of Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik” or “big fans of inflatables” .

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The now-deleted tweet was pointed out to Sussex Police, who said that while it was not criminal, it should be reported to the social network, a step they had already taken.

Read: Five young men die in seaside tragedy in England

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