Joseph Kelly is from Castlemilk in Glasgow, allegedly tweeted on February 3: ‘The only good Brit soldier is a deed one, burn auld fella, buuuuurn.’ He was later charged under the
He has denied sending an ‘offensive’ tweet about Captain Sir Tom Moore that read ‘burn, auld fella, buuurn’ a day after the war hero and NHS fundraiser’s death.
Joseph Kelly Arrested
Joseph Kelly, from Glasgow, is accused of calling for the war hero to “burn” after he tragically passed away earlier this month aged 100.
Prosecutors claim the tweet was ‘grossly offensive’ or of an ‘indecent, obscene or menacing character’.
Captain Tom became a beacon of hope during the early days of the pandemic with his Herculean charity efforts.
The hero veteran set out to raise £1,000 for NHS Charities Together by walking 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday last April.
But his efforts struck a chord with the nation and donations flooded in, resulting in a mammoth fundraising total of more than £32 million.
Tragically, Captain Tom died in Bedford Hospital earlier this month after battling Covid and pneumonia, with tributes pouring in from around the world.
His daughter Hannah Ingram-Moore yesterday slammed “vile” trolls who targeted their family during his fundraising mission.
She said she shielded her dad from months of online abuse because it would’ve “broken his heart”.
In an interview shown on BBC Breakfast, Hannah said: “I think it would have broken his heart honestly if we’d said to him people are hating us.
“I couldn’t tell him.
“Because how do you rationalize to a 100-year-old man that something so incredibly good can attract such horror.
“So we contained it within the four of us and we said we wouldn’t play to […] that vile minority, we wouldn’t play to them, we’re not because we are talking to the massive majority of people who we connect with.”
Hannah also revealed her father’s poignant final moments.
The World War Two veteran was “excited about steak and chips and getting back out on his walker”, she said.
Hannah added: “He was really excited about coming out for steak and chips and getting his frame back outside and his walker.