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Jail on hold for nurse who encouraged man's suicide

William Melchert-Dinkel posed as a suicidal female nurse online Credit: ITV News Central

An American nurse found guilty of encouraging a man from Coventry to commit suicide over the internet has had his conviction reversed.

Mark Drybrough hanged himself in 2005 after chatting to William Melchert-Dinkel who pretended to be a female nurse.

Mark Drybrough from Coventry was found hanged in 2005 Credit: ITV News Central

His year long sentence is now on hold after a ruling by a Supreme Court judge.

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Stan Collymore hits out at racist trolls

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Have screens hotted tweets and replies and favourites,deleting them now, feel free to screenshot whatever you like.Disgusting trolling today

Former footballer Stan Collymore has hit out at racist abuse on Twitter.

He described tweets aimed at him as 'disgusting trolling'.

Gary Lineker also expressed his outrage, dubbing the abuse as 'shameful'.

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The racist abuse on here towards @stancollymore is an utter disgrace. Shameful!

Grieving mum targeted by internet troll speaks out against abuse - full report

by Chris Halpin

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".

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.
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.
Bridget Agar holding a picture of Jordan. Credit: Caters News Agency

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