Sussex man denies inciting riot disorder on Facebook

An East Sussex man has denied inciting people to riot by posting messages on Facebook during the summer's disorder.

Nathan Sinden, of Blackman Avenue, St Leonards, is alleged to have written two messages encouraging public disorder in Hastings.

The messages are said to be: "Let's start a riot in Hastings. Who is on it?" and "Looting it is then today. Who is up for shopping?"

Mr Sinden, 27, was remanded in custody ahead of a trial later this month.

Sussex Police arrested Mr Sinden on 10 August and charged him with "intentionally encouraging/assisting the commission of an either way offence, namely burglary and criminal damage".

The trial, expected to last two days, has been scheduled for the week beginning 31 October.

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