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Metropolitan Police Twitter Fail Incurs Abuse About Duggan Verdict

08/01/2014 20:05 GMT | Updated 23/01/2014 15:53 GMT

Whoever looks after the Metropolitan Police Twitter feed might want to think about an alternative career... perhaps one that requires some basic awareness of the public mood?

Just hours after the jury in the Mark Duggan trial delivered a verdict of 'lawful killing', a ruling that led to frayed tempers both inside the courtroom and out, the @metpoliceuk feed decided to ask its 159,000 followers to vote in for the "bravest act of police work last year".

We barely need to tell you what the response was, but here's a sampling:

However, they agitators didn't have it all their own way. Some came to the defence of London's finest: