Man jailed for offensive Ann Maguire Facebook post

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Jake Newsome has been jailed for posting an offensive Facebook message after the killing of Ann Maguire

A man who posted an offensive message on Facebook after the killing of Leeds teacher Ann Maguire has been jailed.

Jake Newsome wrote that he was "glad" she had been stabbed and he "felt sorry" for the boy accused of her murder.

The 21-year-old completed his post with an obscene suggestion.

Newsome, of Harehills in Leeds, admitted a malicious communication charge and was sentenced to six weeks in prison at Leeds Magistrates' Court.

Mrs Maguire was stabbed at Corpus Christi Catholic College in east Leeds on 28 April.

A 15-year-old boy is due to stand trial accused of her murder in November.

An inquest opening heard Mrs Maguire suffered a number of stab wounds but one to her neck, which severed the major vein, was the fatal injury.

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Ann Maguire worked at the same school in Leeds for more than 40 years and was due to retire in September