Pontypridd man jailed for posting racist comments on Twitter

27/03/2012

Liam Stacey from Pontypridd has been jailed for 56 days after admitting a racially aggravated public order offence at Swansea Magistrates’ Court.

Stacey admitted posting racially offensive comments on Twitter following the collapse of Bolton Wanderers footballer Fabrice Muamba during a match at Tottenham.

Jim Brisbane, Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS Cymru-Wales, said: "Racist language is inappropriate in any setting and through any media. We hope this case will serve as a warning to anyone who may think that comments made online are somehow beyond the law."