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Video: Man guilty over soldier comments on Facebook

A man who posted a Facebook message following the deaths of six British troops which said "all soldiers should die and go to hell" has been found guilty of sending a grossly offensive communication.

Azhar Ahmed admitted posting the message in March but told Huddersfield Magistrates Court he thought it was distressing but not offensive. The judge said the remarks were "derogatory, disrespectful and inflammatory".


Teenager in court over Facebook comments on dead soldiers

A teenager accused of posting a grossly offensive message on Facebook about the deaths of six members of the 3rd Yorkshire battalion is appearing in court today.

Azhar Ahmed, from Ravensthorpe in West Yorkshire, seen here arriving at Kirkless magistrates court, denies the charge. It's alleged he commented on the level of attention given to the soldiers who died, compared to Afghan civilians who've died in the war.