A man from Cheltenham has admitted sending offensive messages to football players. Ben Townsend, 25, pleaded guilty to two charges when he appeared before the town's magistrates.
The charges relate to racist Twitter messages send to Northampton Town football players. Townsend was bailed to appear before the court for sentence on July 4th. He's been told he won't be going to prison.
A 25 year old man from Cheltenham, who was arrested following allegations of racist tweets towards Northampton Town football players, has been charged.
Ben Townsend of Norwich Drive in Cheltenham was charged with two counts of sending by public communication network an offensive/indecent/obscene/menacing message.
He has been bailed to appear at Cheltenham Magistrates Court on June 21.
Two teenagers have been warned by police after they posted racist tweets during the England v Italy Euro 2012 match on Sunday. A 13-year-old boy from Gloucester and a 15-year-old boy from Tewkesbury admitted making offensive comments on Twitter about England players.
A school in Gloucester has hit three ex-pupils with legal bills after they posted derogatory comments on Twitter. Governors at The Crypt School called in lawyers after serious allegations about teachers and pupils appeared online. Three former pupils have each received a demand for £680.