Man escapes jail for offensive Facebook message

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.

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Facebook abuse of fallen soldiers

20-year-old Azhar Ahmed from Ravensthorpe, West Yorkshire, was fined £300 and given a community order for writing offensive messages about six soldiers who died in Afghanistan.