An internet troll who targeted Facebook pages dedicated to young people who had died- including one in memory of Hannah Witheridge- has been jailed for 14 months.
Paul Hind left comments on social media which mocked and insulted people who had passed away and caused extra heartache to their families.
Hannah Witheridge from Hemsby in Norfolk was killed on the Thai island of Koh alongside fellow traveller David Miller in September 2014.
Paul Hind received 14 months in prison after trolling her family online earlier this year.
Hannah's sister, Laura, has since released a statement which describes how Hind's actions in particular have caused her and her family significant distress. She hopes the sentence will serve as a warning to others.
- Click below for a full report from ITV Anglia's Rob Setchell.
In addition to the death of Hannah Witheridge, Hind also targeted the families of Olivia Burt from Hampshire, who was found dead outside a nightclub in Durham in Februrary, Leicester's Joe Tilley, 24, who was found dead at the bottom of a waterfall in Colombia in May and 19-year-old Duncan Sim, from Duns, in the Scottish Borders, whose remains were found at West Sands in St Andrews earlier this year.
At Newcastle Crown Court Hind, 38, from Hexham, Northumberland pleaded guilty to four separate offences of conveying false and indecent information which was indecent or grossly offensive.
Judge Penny Moreland said the offences were of “unbelievable callousness“.