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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Twitter troll 'made fun' two days after teacher tragedy

Ann Maguire was fatally stabbed at Corpus Christi School in Leeds

Despite widespread shock at the death of Leeds schoolteacher Ann Maguire, magistrates in Swansea heard Robert Riley saw fit to make fun of the tragedy online two days later.

Despite a backlash from other Twitter users horrified by his messages, the 42-year-old remained incredulous, saying: "Of all the sick things I've tweeted, starvation, genocide, rape and torture, it's the teacher from Leeds that outrages everyone the most."

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