A man appeared in court for...Theft? Knife crime? Child or animal cruelty?
...sending a message to slur (sic) to a woman on Facebook.Ah. Of course. The 'offence' so beloved of today's lazy modern copper - one with a Designated State Approved Victim and one that can be solved with a few clicks of a mouse.
Alex Francis called the woman a “two faced slag” in the offensive message.
The 29-year-old, of Elphick Road, Newhaven, admitted sending an indecent or offensive message at Brighton Magistrates’ Court.
It was sent with the “purpose of causing distress or anxiety”, the court was told.
He was given a conditional discharge, and must pay a £21 surcharge and £85 costs.What a total waste of the court's time...