Why riot incitement sentences vary


A four month jail sentence on a man who posted an invitation on Facebook to start a riot has been criticised by a Tory member of the Welsh assembly as too lenient.

David Glyn Jones, of Bangor, Gwynedd, was convicted by Caernarfon magistrates after admitting a charge under the Communications Act.

Clwyd West AM Darren Millar said: "I'm disappointed that he only got four months ... the public will want to see individuals made examples of."

At an earlier trial at Chester Crown Court, two men were each jailed for four years for offences under the Serious Crime Act.

The BBC's legal affairs correspondent, Clive Coleman, told BBC Wales' Sian Lloyd that the cases were very different.

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