Mum finds son on ‘Ugly Babies’ Instagram page with trolls mocking stillborn

A mum says she is "heartbroken" after finding a picture of her son on a "ugly babies" Instagram page.

Courtney Tait, 21, was horrified to also see online trolls mocking a photo of her friend's still born boy on the account.

Her son was one of dozens to feature on now deleted Ugly_Babies_ social media profile.

It is believed to have originated in Teesside and victims are also said to be from the same area.

The page took snaps from both private and public Facebook accounts before it was axed by moderators, reports Teesside Live.

A photo of Courtney with her boyfriend Scott and nine-month-old boy Hudson was uploaded to the private page.

And, horrifyingly, the sick trolls who set up the page also posted pictures of one mum's stillborn baby.

Another girl allegedly received threats to her family from the account's administrators.

One person claims to have been able to trace an IP address for the potential perpetrator back to the Roper Park area.

Courtney, 21, from Pallister Park, Middlesbrough, said more than 200 people had reported the account to Instagram.

"My friend and her stillborn baby were posted on the page," she said.

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"She had photos on her Facebook in a collage. They are using pictures that are on people's private accounts, so they think it's someone they know.

"They have been threatening one girl, messaging her from the Instagram page saying they will kill her mum.

"My friends have restricted their accounts now."

The administrators of the page were "deleting most people who tried to follow them", Courtney added.

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"What's making matters worse is, we're wondering what kind of people are following this account?" she said.

"We don't have a clue."

Courtney was distraught to discover her picture including Hudson had been posted on the page.

"It was heartbreaking to be honest, the last thing I want is for my son to be called ugly.

"I know my child is gorgeous – it's not about that.

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"It's more about who's viewing my child, taking a photo of my nine-month-old and posting it for other weird people to see."

Another disgusted mum posted on Facebook: "Don't know whose sick enough to do this.

"They have tried to follow me three times, I have followed them to make sure my baby wasn’t on there."

"We have managed to get an IP address," the post continued, "they are from Thornaby."

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A Facebook spokesperson said the company's Community Guidelines make it clear that bullying or harassment will not be tolerated on Instagram.

The account violated these policies.

"This account was swiftly removed for breaking our rules on bullying and harassment," the spokesperson added.

It comes as Government published its draft Online Safety Bill on Tuesday, new 'landmark' internet safety laws to tackle abusive and harmful content online.

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