Calls to shut down ‘degrading’ Facebook page full of comments about the sexual exploits of women in Hartlepool

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A NAME-AND-SHAME internet site where people post vile comments about the sexual exploits of women in Hartlepool has been condemned.

Calls have now been made for the Facebook page ‘S**gs of Hartlepool’ to be taken down after its content was branded “disgusting and degrading”.

The page was set up on June 21 and already 1,473 people have joined it.

It names a number of women - revealing lurid details about their sex lives with others commenting on their behaviour.

Several women have been repeatedly targeted by individuals - where their personal details and numbers have also been revealed.

Today domestic violence campaigners said it was another form of abuse and police warned anyone posting vile comments could be prosecuted.

Lesley Gibson, who runs the domestic violence support service Harbour in Hartlepool, said: “This is simply disgusting and degrading and should be removed immediately.

“We work tirelessly with women who have been victims of domestic abuse. This abuse is not just physical, but mental abuse and torture suffered by women.

“As far as we are concerned this is just another form of abuse. It is harmful and the page should be shut down.”

Disgusting messages have been posting on the site, which the Mail has altered the name of out of decency, by men and women who have openly identified themselves.

Those tormented by the comments have been forced to respond and have found themselves the victim of repeated cruel taunts

After the Mail was made aware of the site it its contents we immediately reported it to Facebook calling for it to be removed.

Lesley Gibson, who runs the domestic violence support service Harbour in Hartlepool, said: “This is simply disgusting and degrading and should be removed immediately.

“We work tirelessly with women who have been victims of domestic abuse. This abuse is not just physical, but mental abuse and torture suffered by women.

“As far as we are concerned this is just another form of abuse. It is harmful and the page should be shut down.”

A Cleveland Police spokesman said: “People using this page should be mindful that what they are posting could be lead to complaints and a formal investigation which could result in prosecution.”