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They hid behind the internet to send vile and threatening messages to a prominent feminist campaigner and a female MP.
Isabella Sorley from Newcastle and John Nimmo from South Shields are both behind bars for Tweets a judge ruled had struck real fear and panic into their victims.
The news has been welcomed by campaigners fighting for more action to stop so called internet trolling.
Gregg Easteal reports.
Anti-abuse campaigner, Val McFarland.
Anti-bullying campaigner Val McFarland speaks out following the sentencing of Isabella Sorley and John Nimmo.
A man and a woman from Tyneside have been jailed for subjecting a high-profile feminist to online abuse.
23-year-old Isabella Sorley, from Newcastle and 25-year old John Nimmo from South Shields used Twitter to subject campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez to threats of violence.
Sentencing Sorley to 12 weeks in prison and Nimmo to eight weeks, Judge Howard Riddle said it was "hard to imagine more extreme threats".
The pair bombarded Ms Criado-Perez with the abusive messages after she led a successful campaign using social media for a female figure to appear on a Bank of England note.
Judge Howard Riddle said the effect of the abuse on Ms Criado-Perez had been "life- changing".
She describes "panic and fear and horror," he said.
Nimmo also targetted Stella Casey, the Labour MP for Walthamstow, with an abusive message.
The judge that this had a "substantial" impact on Ms Creasy, who has had a panic button installed in her home.
The judge said of the abusive tweets: "The fact that they were anonymous heightened the fear.
"The victims had no way of knowing how dangerous the people making the threats were, whether they had just come out of prison, or how to recognise and avoid them if they came across them in public."
Two people are facing jail today after they admitted sending menacing Twitter messages to a feminist campaigner.
Isabella Sorley, 23 and John Nimmo, 25 used Twitter to threaten 29-year-old student and campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez with obscene messages that included death and rape threats following her campaign to ensure a woman featured on British bank notes.
Nimmo also targeted Stella Creasy, the Labour MP for Walthamstow, with the message "The things I cud do to u (smiley face)", calling her "Dumb blond bitch."
Two Twitter trolls due to be sentenced today after admitting to sending death and rape threats to campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez have been warned by the judge that jail is "almost inevitable".
Isabella Sorley and John Nimmo pleaded guilty to sending menacing tweets on January 7, admitting they were among the users of 86 separate Twitter accounts from which Ms Criado-Perez had received abusive messages.
Sorley was warned by District Judge Howard Riddle that it is "almost inevitable" that she would receive a jail sentence following her attack on Ms Criado-Perez, who campaigned for a female figure to appear on a Bank of England note.
The judge also told Nimmo, described to the court as a "social recluse" who "rarely leaves his house", that "all options" as to his sentence remained open.