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Facebook used to catch Birmingham teen gun robber

An 18-year-old from Ladywood has pleaded guilty to robbery and having an imitation firearm with intent.

Kareem Khan is sentenced to five years in a youth offenders institute after the victims of the crime tracked him down on Facebook.

Khan robbed a property in Winson Green in April before being confronted by three occupants of the premises. He then pulled out an imitation firearm and fled.

Khan was identified by one of the victims who recognised him from their school days.

The family were extremely brave throughout their ordeal and through their dogged determination helped us catch the culprit.

– Detective Constable Darren Wilkie, West Midlands Police
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Grieving mum targeted by internet troll speaks out against abuse - full report

A mother who was targeted by an online bully after her teenage son died in a motorbike accident says she's encouraged her case is being heard in the Houses of Parliament.

Hours after Jordan Agar's death his family were sent messages from a fake Facebook account in his name claiming the 16-year-old from Staffordshire was still alive.

A 21-year-old man from Burton-on-Trent was arrested 5 months later, but received just a police caution meaning he'll stay anonymous.

Now Bridget Agar's local MP Andrew Griffiths is asking the Attorney General Dominic Grieve MP to review the case, so that so called 'internet trolls' can't hide behind the law. Chris Halpin reports.

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Internet trolling discussed in Parliament

MP for Burton, Andrew Griffiths, is questioning whether the punishment for internet trolls is strong enough after the abuse of a mother, whose son died in a moped crash.

Sixteen-year-old Jordan Agar's mother Bridget received messages from a fake Facebook page set up in her son's name with messages such as "don't worry Mum I am not dead I just ran away".

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Internet troll cautioned over internet messages

A 21-year-old has been cautioned for internet trolling and cannot be named.

However, the MP for Burton, Andrew Griffiths, is questioning whether the punishment for internet trolls is strong enough after the abuse of a mother whose son died in a moped crash in this particular case.

Jordan and Bridget Agar. Credit: Caters News Agency

Sixteen-year-old Jordan Agar's mother Bridget received messages from a fake Facebook page set up in her son's name with messages such as "don't worry Mum I am not dead I just ran away".

Read more: Five celebrities who have been victims of web trolls

Bridget Agar holding a picture of Jordan. Credit: Caters News Agency
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UKIP statement on Lincs party chairman standing down

Chris Pain has stepped down as East Midlands chairman of UKIP amid a police investigation into racist remarks on Facebook.

UKIP's party Chairman Steve Crowther said: "The NEC has decided to suspend judgement pending the outcome of Lincolnshire Police's investigations into the allegations, and into the alleged hacking of Cllr Pain's Facebook account.

"Mr Pain is to step down as chairman of the party's East Midlands Regional Committee in the meantime. He will continue to represent the electors who voted him onto Lincolnshire County Council.

UKIP deplores racism, but is also aware that the party is under concerted attack from political organisations such as Hope Not Hate who are attempting to thwart our progress.

"We will deal with any proven instance of genuine racism appropriately, but will resist politically-motivated campaigns designed to inhibit our growing popular support.

"We are aware of the increasing amount of internet hacking and counterfeiting, and will continue to work with the police and service providers to establish the veracity of any such allegations which may be made, and their sources."

– Steve Crowther, UKIP party chairman

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