South East Wales

Riots: Anthony Gristock jailed for Facebook incitement

Anthony Gristock
Image caption Anthony Gristock had been warned to expect a substantial jail sentence

A 24-year-old man who tried to stoke up trouble in Wales by creating a group on Facebook during the summer riots in England last year has been jailed.

Anthony Gristock, of Roath, Cardiff, admitted encouraging or assisting violent disorder at an earlier hearing at Cardiff Crown Court.

He was jailed for three years and eight months on Wednesday.

The sentence included a month for failing to turn up at an earlier hearing.

Gristock was arrested last year, at a time when police were monitoring internet sites because of rioting in several English cities.

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