Southport man jailed over racist Facebook comments

A dad-of-two was jailed for posting racist remarks on the internet. Anthony Buck wrote anti-Muslim comments on social networking site Facebook. He was sentenced to a total of four months after breaching a suspended sentence for a previous crime.

Sefton Magistrates Court heard Buck, 40, of Sussex Road, Southport, wrote the comments between May 1 and July 19 last year. They were discovered during a police investigation into racist graffiti on a public footbridge.

Angela Conlan, prosecuting, said: “That graffiti mentioned Anthony Buck. In conducting inquiries his Facebook account was also checked. His Facebook pages showed racially abusive text and language.”

There was no evidence to link Buck to the racist graffiti and he denied involvement in it. Buck pleaded guilty to sending offensive messages by public communication network.

Liverpool Echo, 16 February 2012