Campaigner Abused on Twitter

A media Activist who successfully campaigned to have Jane Austen on £10 notes was apparently abused on Twitter with death and rape threats.

Isabella Sorley, who has several drunk and disorderly convictions, has pleaded guilty to sending menacing tweets.

She apparently sent tweets like “F*** off and die you worthless piece of crap, you’re a waste of air, you should of just jumped in front of houses, go die!”
District Judge Howard Riddle warned her she would ‘almost inevitably’ be sent to prison when he passes sentence on 24th January 2014.

In Your Defence Ltd defend clients on offences under the Malicious Communications Act 1988 and Protection from Harassment Act 1997. Especially when older statutes and new technology collide. One also questions what resources the State will employ in policing the vast arena of Twitter and Facebook. Budgets and resources come to mind.

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