A Tory councillor is being probed over a joke he made on Twitter regarding Oscar Pistorius's murder charge.
Derek Adamson, 64, posted, "Oscar Pistorius granted bail, must have run out of girlfriends to shoot."
The remark about the South African sprint runner came after he allegedly called North Yorkshire Green Party "oddballs", the Mirror reported.
The Hambleton district councillor was asked about the Pistorius comment and he agreed that perhaps the remark should not have been made.
Adamson added that he was a bit naive about the social networking site and he will make a full apology once the council investigation is complete. (ANI)