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Dundee Facebook riot threat teen Jordan McGinley loses bail bid

Jordan McGinley
Image caption Jordan McGinley was an administrator of a Facebook page called "Riot in the toon"

A teenager who was locked up for three years for using a social networking site to try to incite a riot in Dundee has lost a bid to win his freedom.

Jordan McGinley, 18, had asked to be released on bail ahead of an appeal against his sentence.

However, at the High Court in Edinburgh, judge Lord Bracadale rejected the move.

McGinley and Shawn Divin, 16, were both sent to a young offenders' institution after admitting a breach of the peace.

They were administrators of a Facebook page called "Riot in the toon" which was published in August, during the unrest in England.

A message on the site written by Divin stated: "Only join if yir actually gonna come - if anyone has guns bring them down to this - kill some daftys."

After they were arrested, the pair both claimed their actions had been a joke.

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