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This Is Your Facebook on Drugs

Daniel Sledden, 27, and his brother Samuel, 22, pleaded guilty to drug charges in Burnley (Lancashire, U.K.) Crown Court. Judge Beverly Lunt showed mercy and gave both men a two-year suspended sentence. Minutes later, Daniel posted on Facebook about his sentence: “Cannot believe my luck 2 year suspended sentence beats the 3 year jail yes pal! Beverly Lunt go suck my [expletive].” Other posts included “What a day it’s been Burnley crown court! Up ur [expletive] aha nice 2 year suspended [expletive] the 3 year in forest bank.” The brothers were then ordered to return to court to have their sentences “reviewed.” That led to a new post on Daniel’s page, which said in part: “I want to say sorry to Judge Lunt and to anyone else who was upset or offended by my thoughtless post which I did not mean.” Daniel and Samuel — and Judge Lunt — declined to comment on the posts. (MS/Manchester Evening News) ...You’ll have to check their Facebook accounts for those.
Original Publication Date: 21 February 2016
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