A teenager has been arrested after allegedly posting an offensive message on Twitter regarding the fatal bin lorry crash in Glasgow.

The 19-year-old, believed to be Ross Loraine, from Sunderland, handed himself in to police yesterday evening after a number of complaints were made about the tweet.

He is alleged to have written: "So a bin lorry has crashed into 100 people in Glasgow eh, probably the most trash its ever picked up in one day that."

Northumbria Police said he was arrested on suspicion of making a malicious communication and had been bailed while they made further inquiries into the incident.

Meanwhile, a Facebook page containing offensive posts about Scottish tragedies appeared online hours after the crash.

The page called God Hates Scotland was condemned by social media users who called it "disgusting" and urged Facebook to take it down.

The profile picture of the page was a photograph of the bin lorry when it crashed into the wall of the hotel on Monday afternoon.

The page, which appears to have been taken down today, also contained posts with pictures of the Clutha helicopter crash, which happened just over a year ago, and the Lockerbie plane crash.

There were also offensive photos containing references to so-called Islamic State.

A Facebook user in Glasgow, who asked not to be named, said: "This is inappropriate and disgusting and I reported it to Facebook.

"The whole city is in shock and it beggars belief that somebody could even think of doing this. God forbid any of the families of the people who've died see this.

"I can't believe it wasn't taken down immediately."

A Facebook spokesman said: "The page was removed for violating our terms."

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "We are investigating several reports of inappropriate posting on social media and specifically taking against three individuals.

"Police Scotland will continue to monitor social media and anyone found to be posting inappropriate comments will be investigated."