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The 19-year-old photographer who lost her job following comments she left on her Facebook page about the murder of Michaela Harte has been forced to move to Britain following online threats to her safety.
Having lost her job in a County Down newspaper Susanne Morrison has been forced to flee the country after members on an online forum said she should be burnt out of her home.
Michaela Harte, a 27-year-old Irish teacher from Tyrone, was murdered in Mauritius just 12 days after her wedding. After her murder was widely publicized Morrison made comments online that were denounced by the public.
She wrote that she was "sick of hearing" about the murder and "What is it they say about what goes around comes around or karma ... As my mum would say your sins will always find you out, he he."
UKIP Newry and Mourne councilor, Henry Reilly, told the Evening Herald that Morrison had moved to Britain and would not return to Ireland "for a long time".
Reilly said "Her mother and father are really quiet people. They are trying to rebuild their lives. But she has had to head for England after there were threats to bomb her and beat her with Hurley sticks…The thing is I have said all along that I feel so sorry for the Harte and McAreavey families, but to see a 19-year-old go through what she has gone through for these stupid comments is wrong."
Friends of Morrison had contacted Reilly to convey their surprise at the amount of anger being directed at the 19-year-old.