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Monday, 24 November 2014

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Carlisle soldier sentenced for 'disgusting' racist comment on death of Mikaeel Kular

A Carlisle soldier has avoided jail after he admitted posting a “disgusting” racist comment on Facebook in relation to the death of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular.

Grenadier Guardsman Warren Butler, 19, pleaded guilty to a charge of improper use of a communications network under section 127 of the Communications Act (2003).

Serena Edwards, prosecuting, told Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court that Butler, who is based at Aldershot, Hampshire, had drunk about 10 bottles of lager alone while his friends were on guard duty when he wrote the comment.

Butler was sentenced to a 16-week prison sentence suspended for 18 months and 250 hours community service.

He was also ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £80 victim surcharge and complete a 12-month supervision order which would include, diversity awareness and prejudice training as well as alcohol awareness.

Mikaeel’s body was discovered in woodland in Fife, Scotland, on January 17 the day after he was reported missing from his home in Edinburgh. His mother, Rosdeep Kular, 33, has been charged with his murder.

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