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Alfie Perkins sentenced for offensive tweets

|News, Cyber / online crime

CPS West Midlands has released the following statement on the conviction and sentencing of Alfie Perkins who posted three tweets on Twitter on 10 March 2019 about the death of Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish's brother which were grossly offensive or of an indecent, obscene or menacing character.

Meloney Hughes of the CPS said: “Today’s conviction sends a very important message - you will be brought to justice if you post offensive communications. Alfie Perkins has learned a harsh lesson today.

“Perkins brought pain to Jack Grealish and his family with his deliberate and heartless tweet about the death of his brother who had died as a baby.

“I cannot even imagine how Perkins could think those tweets would be funny or even acceptable. He has paid for his cruel posts with a criminal conviction and a £150 fine and £200 towards prosecution costs.”

Notes to editors

  • Meloney Hughes is a District Crown Prosecutor for the CPS West Midlands
  • Alfie Perkins (DOB: 20 March 2000) from Manchester was sentenced for sending by public communication network an offensive/indecent/obscene/menacing message/matter.

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