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UK's first 'web rage' assailant jailed

The Old Bailey has jailed the UK’s first “web rage” assailant for two-and-a-half years.

Internet chatroom user Paul Gibbons, 47, had attacked John Jones, 43, at his home in Clacton, Essex, in December 2005. The pair had exchanged insults in an internet chatroom.

Gibbons then tracked down Jones, a father of three, from the personal details he had put online. Gibbons, of Southwark, south London, had previously admitted unlawful wounding at the trial last month.

 

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