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OK - he's a f***ing prock of the highest - and I mean highest - order. Someone who needs the proverbial "give me 5 mins in a locked room" with. But jail? It's not like there aren't enough people in there already. Are the streets now safer?

 

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A teenager who posted explicit comments and jokes about April Jones on his Facebook page has been jailed for 12 weeks.

 

Matthew Woods, 19, from Chorley, Lancashire, made comments about April and Madeleine McCann, the three-year-old who went missing during a family holiday in Portugal in 2007.

 

Woods was arrested for his own safety after about 50 people circled on his home. He pleaded guilty at Chorley magistrates to sending by means of a public electronic communications network a message or other matter that is grossly offensive.

 

The chairman of the bench, Bill Hudson, said Woods's comments were so "abhorrent" he deserved the longest sentence the court could hand down.

 

Hudson added: "The reason for the sentence is the seriousness of the offence, the public outrage that has been caused and we felt there was no other sentence this court could have passed which conveys to you the abhorrence that many in society feel this crime should receive."

 

The court was told Woods's Facebook page was available to a large number of people.

 

Martina Jay, prosecuting, said: "He started this idea when he was at a friend's house when drinking, saw a joke on Sickipedia [an online database devoted to sick jokes] and changed it slightly."

 

In mitigation David Edwards, defending said: "In one moment of drunken stupidity he places himself as public enemy number two – behind only the person who carried out this crime."

 

Among Woods's comments were: "Who in their right mind would abduct a ginger kid?" In another he said: "I woke up this morning in the back of a transit van with two beautiful little girls, I found April in a hopeless place." He also wrote: "Could have just started the greatest Facebook argument EVER. April fools, who wants Maddie? I love April Jones." Also posted were comments of a more sexually explicit nature.

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OK - he's a f***ing prock of the highest - and I mean highest - order. Someone who needs the proverbial "give me 5 mins in a locked room" with. But jail? It's not like there aren't enough people in there already. Are the streets now safer?

 

Yeah jail seems a bit much, especially given according to that article they were on his page and not one of the tribute things. He's not threatening anyone or anything, just being a beaut. Dodgy ground all this jailing people for facebook posts / tweets.

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Surely there's more useful things he could be made to do. He is a f***ing dunce, but I agree it seems a bit much.

 

Agree with all this and it's hardly money well spend. But the thought of the little s*** thinking he can get away with such hateful online behaviour and ending up getting done and jailed makes me smile.

 

Online trolling needs to be dealt with. Haven't a clue what action they deserve, though.

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Oh yeah, I have no sympathy like, but prison tends to make criminals as well as rehabilitating some. OK, he won't be going high security, but why lock him up with people who've done proper bad s*** to end up there which may rub off on him & have him come out ready to rob someone's house. Maybe a bit extreme, maybe he won't, but certainly putting people in that environment increases the chances

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Aye, that's fair, Macca

 

There was a good article in guardian a few weeks back about a journo who was tormented by someone. Started online but ended up sending things to his house - dead flowers etc - and threatening him and his family.

 

Turned out it was his friends teenage son. Mental. Some people really overestimate how anonymous the internet is.

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Aye, that's fair, Macca

 

There was a good article in guardian a few weeks back about a journo who was tormented by someone. Started online but ended up sending things to his house - dead flowers etc - and threatening him and his family.

 

Turned out it was his friends teenage son. Mental. Some people really overestimate how anonymous the internet is.

read that. Totally weird as the kid seemed like a decent kid - something not quite right obviously - totally out of character. A friend's kid or something, anti-semitic s****

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Aye, that's fair, Macca

 

There was a good article in guardian a few weeks back about a journo who was tormented by someone. Started online but ended up sending things to his house - dead flowers etc - and threatening him and his family.

 

Turned out it was his friends teenage son. Mental. Some people really overestimate how anonymous the internet is.

There's some doubt about the veracity of that story.

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