Joshua Cryer, 21, a law student of Jesmond, Newcastle, has been given a two-year community order by the court in Newcastle, England. Joshua is sentenced for sending a series of racial abusive tweets to former footballer Stan Collymore.
Cryer admitted to the court that he had sent racist messages to the former Liverpool, Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest star striker. He had previously denied sending messages in January that were “grossly offensive”. Cryer was arrested after the 40-year-old former England striker reported the incident to the Staffordshire police, the defendant was charged under section 127 of the Communications Act with sending grossly offensive messages. As per his sentence Cryer will have to do 240 hours of unpaid work, and also pay £150 in court costs.