Slander and Defamation
If someone says something about you that damage or affect your reputation, this is considered a libellous statement. This can also be called defamation of character or slander.
Can I report slander or defamation to the police?
Slander or defamation of character is a civil matter, and so we do not have any jurisdiction to assist with this.
We recommend you speaking to a solicitor or Citizens Advice before taking any action.
What if the comments are threatening or grossly offensive?
If you believe the messages posted are either threatening, grossly offensive or obscene, then this could be an offence of malicious communications. You can find out more and find out how to report this to us via our dedicated malicious communications page.