Two Facebook users who urged people to join in UK riots online are jailed for FOUR years

August 17, 2011 06:27

The sentences were longer than for similar offences committed ‘in isolation’ because of the need to send a message about the consequences of such ‘outbursts of criminal behaviour’.

Mail Online


Two Facebook users who tried to kickstart mob violence during last week’s riots were each jailed for four years yesterday.

Perry Sutcliffe, 22, and Jordan Blackshaw, 20, were locked up even though their ‘chilling’ plans to go on the rampage came to nothing.

Penal reform charities have expressed concern over the long sentences being handed out for those involved even on the peripheries of the riots, sparking a debate as to whether some courts were handing out excessive punishments.


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