Two weeks jail for Lincolnshire man over Woolwich murder Facebook comments

A Lincolnshire man who posted offensive comments on Facebook following the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby in Woolwich has ben jailed for two weeks.

Benjamin Flatters, 22, originally from Swineshead, near Boston, was arrested in Lincoln and charged with an offence of malicious communications in May.

He appeared at Skegness Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday and was sentenced to 14 days in prison.

Flatters was arrested in the city after Lincolnshire Police were notified of malicious messages allegedly sent by him via the social networking website.

He first appeared in court in Lincoln, where he was charged with six other offences relating to social media communications, and had two subsequent hearings in Skegness.