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Tweet praises late pervert Davy Tweed as 'a great Ulster man'

The Irish rugby international and serial paedophile died in a motorbike accident on the north Antrim coast in October 2021

Paedophile Davy Tweed

Neil Fetherstonhaugh

A sick tweet praising the late paedophile Davy Tweed as “a great Ulster man” has been posted on the social media platform.

The Irish rugby international and serial paedophile died in a motorbike accident on the north Antrim coast in October 2021.

It is understood the 61-year-old former DUP and TUV politician collided with a fence post which snapped his neck after he lost control of his powerful bike.

A tweet sent from the account called 'Proud Ulster Man' reads: "Hello Hello we are the Billy boys hello hello you can hear us with our noise we are up to our knees f__i_n blood. Big Davy Tweed a great ulster man true and blue.”

In 2012, Tweed, a father and stepfather of five daughters, was jailed for eight years when he was convicted on 13 counts of child sex abuse. Two of his girls gave evidence against him.

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Four years later though, Tweed walked free from court when his conviction was quashed on appeal. His defence team successfully argued that the trial failed to properly address the jury over the so-called 'bad character clause'.

A previous sex abuse trial involving Tweed collapsed in May 2009 when he was acquitted. He had been charged with 10 offences against two young girls over an eight-year period.

Last month, we reported how Tweed's funeral finally went ahead the day after Amanda Brown went public about her stepfather's sex abuse past.

The funeral took place in the Hebron Free Presbyterian Church in Ballymoney. And despite loyal order leaders remaining tight-lipped, it was clearly an Orange Order affair from beginning to end.

Members of the former rugby star's lodge wore collarettes as they carried Tweed's coffin on its final journey to the small graveyard at Dunloy Presbyterian Church, where he was buried in a new grave near his parents.

A prominently displayed photograph on the Order of Service showed moustachioed Tweed wearing an Orange collarette and a bowler hat with a large orange lily tucked into a perimeter silk band.

But when asked if the Orange Order regretted involvement in Tweed's final farewell, the organisation's grand secretary, the Rev Mervyn Gibson, declined to be drawn: "We have no comment to make," he said.

On the BBC's popular Talkback programme on Radio Ulster, Tweed's former stepdaughter Amanda Brown (41) slammed politicians for refusing to accept he was a paedophile.

"I feel it's one thing passing on condolences to the family, but then to honour him as a great man, I didn't think it was OK," she told presenter William Crawley.

"It showed a massive disrespect to those who suffered at his hands," Amanda insisted. Despite overwhelming opinion to the contrary, TUV leader Jim Allister point-blank refused to modify his words of praise.

But one person who days later came out strongly in support of Amanda was her half-sister Victoria.

At 26, Vicky, as she is known, is the second youngest of Tweed's four daughters.

Committed to unveiling the truth about Tweed's sordid past, Vicky also set aside he right to anonymity to bravely tell the Sunday World: "Davy Tweed wasn't a man, he was a monster and it's time everyone knew it.

"People say he was a great rugby player and a great unionist politician. But to me he was the dark shadow who entered my bedroom every night to abuse me.

Amanda Brown-Tweed

"To think Davy Tweed actually attended my birth and held me in his arms knowing that at some stage in the future he was going to abuse me, it's absolutely sickening," said Vicky.

She added: "But it's over now and he can't hurt me or anyone else any more."

Two weeks after Tweed died, it became apparent his five daughters were on mission.

They were determined to reveal the real truth about the man they branded 'The Tweedophile'. Brave Amanda, Lorraine, Catherine, Vicky and Jaimee-Leigh stood shoulder to shoulder to tell the world that the former rugby international and politician was, in fact, a dangerous paedophile.

Their strength and solidarity won widespread public support right across the island of Ireland.

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