Socialist Worker condemned for saying Eton boy mauling was 'another reason to save the polar bears'

The Socialist Worker has been condemned for a story appearing to make fun of the death of a schoolboy.

The inquest into the death of 17-year-old Eton pupil Horatio Chapple, who was mauled to death by a polar bear while on an Arctic expedition in 2011, began this week.

The Socialist Worker said in a diary report of the incident: “Now we have another reason to save the polar bears.”

Written in the Troublemaker diary section, it said:

Here are some tweets in response to the article:

The Socialist Worker has so far declined to comment and did not tell Press Gazette whether the article will be removed from its website.

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