Dewsbury Teen Charged Over Soldiers Facebook Comments

12 March 2012, 15:49 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

A Dewsbury teenager will appear in court, after making comments on Facebook about the six soldiers, including five from Yorkshire, who died last week.

19 year old Azhar Ahmed, was charged with a racially aggravated public order offence after posting the comments on his profile page on Facebook.

Ahmed, of Fir Avenue in Ravensthorpe, West Yorkshire, will appear at Dewsbury Magistrates' Court on March 20.

He was arrested on Friday and charged over the weekend. He has been bailed to an address outside the county.

Sergeant Nigel Coupe, 33, of 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment, and Corporal Jake Hartley, 20, Private Anton Frampton, 20, Private Christopher Kershaw, 19, Private Daniel Wade, 20, and Private Daniel Wilford, 21, all of 3rd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment died last week.

They were killed when the armoured vehicle they were travelling in struck an IED in southern Afghanistan last Tuesda