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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."