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Co Antrim man sentenced over 'menacing' Facebook posts containing flame emojis

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Christopher Trowlen (34 )of Lakeview, Crumlin, was given a suspended sentence for making a veiled threat online against a community facility last December

Christopher Trowlen (34 )of Lakeview, Crumlin, was given a suspended sentence for making a veiled threat online against a community facility last December

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Christopher Trowlen (34 )of Lakeview, Crumlin, was given a suspended sentence for making a veiled threat online against a community facility last December

A Co Antrim man who made Facebook comments featuring flame emojis in connection with claims about “convicted sex offenders” has been given a suspended jail term.

Christopher Trowlen admitted making a threat to destroy or damage premises and also pleaded guilty to improperly using a communications network by sending a message of a ‘menacing character’.

The charges relate to an incident last December.


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