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Twitter 'joke' at High Court

A man found guilty of sending a menacing tweet had celebrity backing as he renewed his challenge against conviction today. Paul Chambers was flanked by broadcaster Stephen Fry and comedian Al Murray as three judges reserved their decision.

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Al Murray: Twitter joke conviction was 'monstrously unjust'

Al Murray attended Paul Chambers' High Court hearing today. Credit: Geoff Kirby/EMPICS Entertainment

Comedian Al Murray was one of Paul Chambers' supporters at the High Court today.

He said he was there because he found the conviction "monstrously unjust".

He said: "He (Mr Chambers) made a passing remark to his followers, to his friends, to people who joined in with his way of looking at the world.

"It was found randomly by someone else and the law has, like one of those Python 10 tonne weights, dropped on top of him."

"The funniest thing is hearing it (the tweet) read out in court by a QC in his wig. Even when it's said deadpan by a QC it's funny, it's obviously a joke," he added.

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