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Village website's porn link shock

Village website's porn link shock

A parish council website set up to deal with residents' queries about services or local problems has been targeted by a pornography-obsessed prankster. Villagers living in Copmanthorpe, near York, had been offered a comprehensive website by their local councillors. But the online discussion forum section of the site has been littered with Internet links to sexually explicit websites featuring older people. The discussion forum has now been closed down by the council. A notice on the village site now says: "The forums have been closed temporarily due to unwelcome members abusing the board. "We are obviously concerned about any inappropriate or offensive content, and are working to protect and limit the use of the discussion board to genuine members." Council clerk Diane Greenwell told BBC News: "We thought the problem had been dealt with, but we took the decision to suspend the discussion forum." "We don't wish to be associated with that kind of thing." Diane Greenwell said steps had been previously taken to remove the links and prevent anyone putting "undesirable elements" back onto the site. "It would appear that whoever is doing this may be cleverer than us", she said. UKFast is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites.

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