Juror guilty of contempt after Facebook post on case

A juror dropped from the trial of an alleged sex offender after posting on Facebook that he wanted to "F*** up a paedophile" has been found guilty of contempt of court, along with another juror who used the internet.

Kasim Davey, 21, from Palmers Green, north London, said there was "a lot of Jimmy Savile news at the time" and he sent the Facebook message as a result of "spontaneous surprise at the kind of case I was on".

Davey had posted: "Woooow I wasn't expecting to be in a jury Deciding a paedophile's fate, I've always wanted to F**k up a paedophile & now I'm within the law!"

The second juror, Joseph Beard, 29, was found to be guilty of contempt by using the internet to research the case he was sitting on as a juror at Kingston Crown Court.