Man jailed over Woolwich murder Facebook comments
- 12 June 2013
- From the section Lincolnshire
A man who posted offensive comments on Facebook following the death of Drummer Lee Rigby in Woolwich has been jailed.
Benjamin Flatters, 22, from Lincoln, was charged with an offence of malicious communications.
He was sentenced to 14 days in prison when he appeared at Skegness Magistrates' Court.
Police investigated after members of the public raised concerns the comments made by Flatters could incite racial hatred.
Drummer Rigby, 25, died in an attack in south-east London on 22 May.
Lincolnshire Police said the force was committed to taking "robust action" where social media posts break the law.