Thursday, November 17, 2011

Four years jail for Facebook rioter

A man has been jailed for four years for setting up a Facebook event inciting violent disorder during Britain's riots.

Jamie Counsel created a page on the social networking site on August 9 called Bring the Riots to Cardiff, which was later changed to Bring the Riots to Swansea.

He pleaded guilty in September to what prosecutors said was an act that could have encouraged disorder - although in fact no disorder ensued.