Harry Slavin writes for Newcastle University’s The Courier on the sentencing of Joshua Cryer over racist tweets to ex-footballer Stan Collymore:
Josh Cryer was today sentenced to 240 hours community service after pleading ‘guilty’ to the charge of sending ‘grossly offensive’ messages via Twitter.
Between the 5 and 8 January of this year, up to seven messages were sent from Cryer’s twitter account, two of which were reported to the police by the ex-Liverpool striker Stan Collymore, resulting in the student’s arrest on the morning of 6 January.
Having originally entered a ‘not-guilty’ plea on 14 February at Newcastle Magistrates Court, the former Barca Law Na captain altered his plea to ‘guilty’ in a hearing earlier in March.
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