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Man jailed after web attack!! by Spursfan on 17 November 2006 7:11pm
 
This happened after chatroom 'banter' so all trolls should beware!!!

Man jailed for web rage attack


A man has been jailed at the Old Bailey for Britain's first web rage attack on another internet user.

Paul Gibbons, 47, traced John Jones, 43, after they exchanged insults in a chat room. He was armed with a pickaxe handle and was with a man with a machete.

Mr Jones, who had gone to the door of his home in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, with a knife, was disarmed and had his neck cut by Gibbons.

Gibbons, unemployed, of Southwark, south London, was jailed for two-and-a half years for unlawful wounding.

He pleaded guilty last month when the prosecution agreed not to proceed with charges of attempted murder and threats to kill.

After that hearing, police warned internet users not to put personal details from which they could be traced on the web.

Judge Richard Hawkins told Gibbons: "It is accepted by the prosecution that Mr Jones taunted you and dared you to go to his house where you would be greeted with weapons."

Jonathan Green, defending, said Mr Jones had given the impression that he was the innocent victim, but his web blog painted a different picture.

He said Mr Jones had been the first to initiate physical confrontation following web exchanges.

Mr Green said there was a misconception that anything said in chatrooms would be anonymous and led to things being written which people would not otherwise dream of saying or writing.
 
Re: Man jailed after web attack!! by Spursfan on 17 November 2006 7:34pm
 
Oh I'm not stirring by the way - just spotted this on AOL!!
 
Re: Man jailed after web attack!! by tucsonmike on 17 November 2006 11:05pm
 
LOL! Anne. I believe you. Not worth attacking someone and paying that penalty no matter how insulted. If you are going to do it, don't announce it.

Russians say revenge is the sweetest passion.
Sicillians say it is a dish best eaten cold.
 
Re: Man jailed after web attack!! by capman on 17 November 2006 11:21pm
 
was on the news an in some of the papers in the uk 2
 



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