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Woolwich attack: Soldier death website post case dropped

A man accused of making offensive comments on a social media website following the killing of Drummer Lee Rigby has had his case dropped.

Mohammed Mazar, 19, of Balmoral Drive, Woking, Surrey, was charged with improper use of the public electronic communications network.

He was due to appear before Guildford magistrates on Tuesday but a prosecutor said his case had been "discontinued".

Police charged several people over comments on websites after the death.

Incidents were reported to police across England with arrests also taking place in Lincoln, Bristol and Hastings.

On Friday, a 23-year-old woman from Hampshire who posted an offensive message on Facebook was sentenced to eight weeks imprisonment, suspended for eight months.

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