Tory councillor apologises to Poppy Day suicide bomber for posting Photoshopped image of Jeremy Corbyn laying a wreath

  • Paul Nickerson tweeted a fake photo of Jeremy Corbyn laying a memorial wreath 
  • Twitter tagged the Photoshopped Image with “unsurprisingly” 
  • Although the Councillor offered his apologies for the tweet, he denied any responsibility.
  • His suspension from the East Riding of Yorkshire Council Tory Group has occurred

After posting a Photoshopped photo of Jeremy Corbyn laying a wreath at the spot where the Poppy Day suicide bomber was killed, a Tory councillor issued an apology.

Paul Nickerson (Conservative councillor for East Riding, Yorkshire) has been widely condemned after he tweeted the doctored image of the ex-Labour leader in the aftermath of Sunday’s terror attack on Liverpool Women’s Hospital.

This picture was captioned with “Unexpected”

Initially, Cllr Nickerson apologised ‘unreservedly’ for the “political Tweet”, but later denied any responsibility, claiming that his account was infiltrated from a friend who had played a joke. 

He stated that he would like to apologize to everyone for any political tweet he sent from his account yesterday.

The tweet containing the Photoshopped picture of Jeremy Corbyn by the burning taxi outside Liverpool Women's Hospital was posted on the councillor's account

On the account of the councillor, the tweet containing the Photoshopped Picture of Jeremy Corbyn taken by the taxi burning outside Liverpool Women’s Hospital was shared

Cllr Paul Nickerson initially took to Twitter to apologise for the tweet, but his account has since been deleted

Paul Nickerson, Cllr. originally took to Twitter to apologize for his tweet. His account was later deleted.

The Tory councillor has been suspended from the East Riding of Yorkshire Council Conservative Group pending an investigation

The Tory councillor has been suspended from the East Riding of Yorkshire Council Conservative Group pending an investigation

Cllr Nickerson deleted his twitter account following being suspended from East Riding of Yorkshire Council Conservative Group. 

Cllr Jonathan Owen, Tory leader confirmed that an investigation is underway.

He said: ‘Following an inappropriate and offensive message which appeared on Councillor Paul Nickerson’s Twitter feed, I have suspended him from the East Riding of Yorkshire Council Conservative Group with immediate effect and an investigation will now take place.

‘All people in public life, irrespective of politics, should be united in condemning the terrorist attack that took place outside the Liverpool Women’s Hospital on Remembrance Sunday.

It is not the time to make insensitive remarks.

“Residents must expect that their elected representatives will behave in a proper manner at all time.”

Enzo Almeni was 32 years old when a bomb that had been made by him exploded just outside his hospital.

An aerial picture of Liverpool Women's Hospital on Monday as police continue to comb the scene as part of an ongoing investigation into the bombing

Police continue to inspect the area as they investigate the ongoing bombing investigation.

Just seconds prior to the 11:00 Remembrance silence, the explosion occurred at 10:59 am.

David Perry, a hero taxi driver, is suspected to have placed bomber Almeni (32), in his cab seconds before he set off his explosive device.  

MI5 spy and detectives are currently investigating whether or not the bombing was inspired by Islamists. Also, if Almeni was motivated to murder himself and others.        

 Four men arrested under terrorism laws in the Kensington area of Liverpool – three aged 21, 26 and 29, who were held on Sunday, and a man aged 20 who was detained on Monday – have now been released from police custody following interview, Counter Terrorism Police North West said on Monday night. 

While they were still searching for the bomb factory, Almeni took a taxi to the police station. 

Eight homes were evacuated from nearby properties. On Monday, officers conducted an explosion to destroy an item that was taken from nearby SeftonPark in what they called “a precaution”.