Viscount jailed for racist and menacing Facebook post against anti-Brexit campaigner

Philip Stott prosecuted Rhodri Philipps, the 4th Viscount St Davids, who was convicted on 11 July 2017 of two charges of sending menacing messages over a public communications network, contrary to section 127 of the Communications Act 2003.

Lord St Davids had posted one message in November 2016 offering £5,000 to have the prominent anti-Brexit campaigner Gina Miller 'accidentally' run over.

The other charge related to a post made in September 2016, in which he had offered £2000 to have an immigrant on benefits, who had been the subject of a news article he had read, 'carved into pieces'.

The Chief Magistrate at Westminster Magistrates' Court convicted Lord St Davids and found the charge against Gina Miller to be racially aggravated.

On 13 July 2017, Lord St Davids was sentenced to 12 weeks immediate custody for the charge relating to Gina Miller, and four weeks custody for the other charge, both sentences to run concurrently.

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