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Man begins prison term after 'vile' online comments

A 42-year-old man from Port Talbot has been jailed after admitting posting abusive Twitter messages about the death of Leeds school teacher Ann Maguire.

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Port Talbot man pleads guilty to malicious messages following death of school teacher

A 42-year-old man from Port Talbot has admitted posting abusive Twitter messages about the death of school teacher Ann Maguire.

Robert Riley appeared before magistrates in Leeds today where he admitted sending a message of a grossly offensive, abusive or malicious character.

Mr Riley has been granted bail and is due to be sentenced at Swansea Magistrates' Court on Thursday.

He was the second person to be charged with the offence in the wake of the death of Mrs Maguire, who was stabbed to death in her classroom at Corpus Christi Catholic College in Leeds, a week ago.

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