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Anorak | April Jones joker Matthew Woods’ sentence reduced – you should be offended

April Jones joker Matthew Woods’ sentence reduced – you should be offended

by | 1st, November 2012

APRIL Jones has not been found. Paul and Carol Jones, April’s parents, have spoken from their home in Machynlleth, Powys, to thank the help and support they’ve ben given. They have been overwhelmed “.

Mark Bridger, 46, is is jail. He’s been charged with 4-year-old child’s abduction.

Meanwhile, Matthew Woods, 20, of, Chorley, Lancashire, has had his 12-week sentence for posting an offensive tweet abut April Jones reduced to eight weeks on appeal.

Two magistrates sat at Preston Crown Court to debate whether or not making a deliberately sick joke in 140 characters or fewer is worthy or 12 weeks prison.

This text also included a sick joke about Madeleine McCann.

Odd, isn’t it, that a no-mark from Lancashire can make a sick joke to a few followers on Twitter and be jailed but newspapers can libel people and just be fined. No jail. No criminal trials. No prison.

Those in favour of further regulating the Press would have it that more people were treated like Matthew Woods. The rich and the powerful would use such laws to gag the hard-fought freedoms of the Press. Getting it wrong is not the norm. Woods is an idiot. He advertised the fact on Twitter. The State did not need to imprison him. The censorious wanted it. They want every mistake punished.

London is a town named sue ”.

Under section 127, of the Communications Act 2003, it is an offence to send electronic messages, including on social media websites, that are

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