Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Rob Carden said: “We would like to sincerely apologise for the offensive and inappropriate tweet sent from the Merseyside force account this afternoon (Sunday, 1 November).
The comments made do not reflect the strenuous efforts made by Merseyside Police to investigate serious sexual crimes and protect victims.
“Merseyside Police takes every report of sexual offences extremely seriously and has dedicated officers within the force’s Unity Team who are specially trained to both thoroughly investigate allegations and make sure that those reporting them are properly supported.
“A full investigation has been launched into the inappropriate use of the Merseyside Police Twitter account.”
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