Langley Mill man in court over ‘grossly offensive’ Tweets

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Darren Shepstone leaving Derby Magistrates Court

DEIH20140224A-001_C.jpg Picture: Ian Hodgkinson Darren Shepstone leaving Derby Magistrates Court

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A Langley Mill man has been given a suspended prison sentence for posting offensive tweets on the internet about a missing toddler, who was later found dead.

Darren Shepstone, 26, of Cromford Road, had already pleaded guilty to sending tweets using the social media site that were “grossly offensive or of an obscene character” when he appeared in court last month.

On Tuesday, magistrates in Derby sentenced him to 12 weeks in prison, which was suspended for 12 months on condition he undergoes 12 months of supervision and completes 150 hours of unpaid work.

 

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