Woman faces online abuse verdict

A woman accused of posting online abuse following offensive Facebook comments about six dead soldiers is to be sentenced next month.    

Amy Wilby, 19, of Gladstone Court, Dewsbury, made the remarks on her profile page in response to Azhar Ahmed’s notorious Facebook statements on the troops.

Wilby pleaded guilty in June to five charges of sending a message on March 9 that was grossly offensive or indecent, obscene or menacing.

Ahmed, 20, of Fir Avenue, Ravensthorpe, had sparked outrage from Facebook users when he stated “all soldiers should die and go to hell”.

He posted the message just two days after six soldiers, including Earlsheatonborn Corporal Jake Hartley, were killed in Afghanistan.

Ahmed was found guilty of posting a grossly offensive communication and is due to be sentenced on October 9.

Wilby was at Kirklees Magistrates’ Court in Huddersfield for sentencing last Friday, but the case was adjourned until October 11.

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