Online trolls to face two years in prison
The Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has said a new law may make internet trolls face up to two years in prison.
This plan was announced several days after the TV presenter Chloe Madely was affected by online abuse, of which has been described as: “crude and degrading”.
As well as the added sentence time under the new law magistrates could pass serious cases on to the crown courts.
Mr Grayling noted in an interview that:
“These internet trolls are cowards who are poisoning our national life.
“No-one would permit such venom in person, so there should be no place for it on social media. That is why we are determined to quadruple the current six-month sentence.”