Prison bosses shut down Wakefield prisoners' illicit Facebook accounts
Prison bosses have shut down illicit Facebook accounts for inmates at Wakefield's maximum security jail.
The prison houses some of the country's most infamous sex offenders and killers and up to five accounts in the names of serving prisoners have been closed down after they were found to have had regular updates posted on them - which is in breach of prison service rules.
A man who posted an offensive message on Facebook after six British soldiers were killed in Afghanistan, including five from the Yorkshire Regiment, has been spared jail. Azhar Ahmed was ordered to carry out 240 hours of community work. Tina Gelder reports.
Community order for man who posted offensive Facebook message
Azhar Ahmed, wrote on Facebook that "all soldiers should die and go to hell" following the death of six servicemen in Afghanistan. 20-year-old Ahmed, from Ravensthorpe in West Yorkshire said he did not think his comments were offensive.
District Judge Jane Goodwin disagreed, branding his remarks were "derogatory, disrespectful and inflammatory".
He will now do two hundred and forty hours of community service over a two year period and has been fined £300.
Video: Man guilty over soldier comments on Facebook
A man who posted a Facebook message following the deaths of six British troops which said "all soldiers should die and go to hell" has been found guilty of sending a grossly offensive communication.
Azhar Ahmed admitted posting the message in March but told Huddersfield Magistrates Court he thought it was distressing but not offensive. The judge said the remarks were "derogatory, disrespectful and inflammatory".
A teenager accused of posting a grossly offensive message on Facebook about the deaths of six soliders is appearing in court today. Azhar Ahmed, from Ravensthorpe in West Yorkshire denies the charge. Lisa Adlam reports.
Teenager in court over Facebook comments on dead soldiers
A teenager accused of posting a grossly offensive message on Facebook about the deaths of six members of the 3rd Yorkshire battalion is appearing in court today.
Azhar Ahmed, from Ravensthorpe in West Yorkshire, seen here arriving at Kirkless magistrates court, denies the charge. It's alleged he commented on the level of attention given to the soldiers who died, compared to Afghan civilians who've died in the war.
There are questions about computer use at City of York Council after it was revealed council staff and councillors in the city spend thousands of hours logged on at work to the social networking site Facebook. The authority says staff and members used Facebook for more than 15,700 hours last year.
One councillor claims that equates to the hours worked by eight full-time staff in a year. But the council says staff are allowed to use computers for personal use during their own time, and sites such as Facebook are "legitimate business tools" for some departments.
A former teacher says her 18 month ordeal is over after being wrongly accused of calling her students "thick" and "inbred" on Facebook. Today prosecutors accepted that Nyanza Roberts comments were taken out of context.
However, her name was only cleared after she took revenge on those she thought had accused her of the insults, by launching a hate campaign, sending sexual infection testing kits through the post.
A teacher from Hull says her 18 month ordeal is over after she was wongly accused of calling her students "thick" and "inbred" on Facebook. Nyanza Roberts took revenge on those she thought had accused her of the insults by launching a hate campaign through the post.