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Paris Brown resigns as youth crime commissioner

PUBLISHED: 15:10 09 April 2013 | UPDATED: 15:10 09 April 2013

Paris Brown has resigned

Paris Brown has resigned

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Kent Police's youth crime tsar Paris Brown, 17, has resigned from her post following a furore over a string of racist and homophobic tweets.

The announcement came at a press conference today in Maidstone.

Police are investigating the tweets in which the teen told of her desire to ‘make hash brownies’ and get “so painfully and oh so unattractively drunk”.

In one, she said: “im either really fun, friendly and inclusive when Im drunk or Im an anti social, racist, sexist, embarrassing ******, Often its the latter”

Miss Brown, from Sheerness, has denied being homophobic, racist or violent and says she is against the taking of drugs.

The tweets were made before she was appointed into her £15,000 post, part funded from Kent Police Crime Commissioner Ann Barnes’ £85,000 salary.

One made around two months ago said. “******* hell why are the people from Direct Pizza so difficult to talk too!! IT IS CALLED ENGLISH. LEARN IT.’

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