AOL UK delivers racial slur by post

Slipped through the net

AOL UK has sent out one of its flat rate Internet access CDs addressed to 'Mr Jungle Bunny'.

The recipient, Peter Alleyne, is black.

According to Matt Peacock, AOL's PR boss, the address must have been collected automatically, and it believes that someone who knew Alleyne created an account using the racist term of abuse and Peter Alleyne's address, The Sun reports.

AOL's screening software usually removes "malicious pranks" but the company had not come across the racist epithet before, Peacock said. We're waiting for AOL to let us know what software it uses.

Peter Alleyne has already got Net access so he doesn't need the disc. ®

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