Man charged for riot incitement using Facebook

Tom Pugh,Pa
Sunday 23 October 2011 08:57

A 27-year-old man has been charged with posting messages on Facebook allegedly inciting criminal damage and burglary.

Nathan Sinden was arrested yesterday by officers investigating reports that posts had been made on the social media site encouraging public disorder.

Sussex Police said today that he has been charged with "intentionally encouraging/assisting the commission of an either way offence, namely burglary and criminal damage".

Sinden, of Blackman Avenue, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, will appear at Hastings Magistrates' Court later today.

An 18-year-old man, also from St Leonards, who was arrested on suspicion of making threats to kill, has been freed on police bail until August 22.

Two men from Lancashire have been charged after allegedly posting messages encouraging disorder on Facebook.

Christopher Schofield, 25, of Eckroyd Close, Nelson, and Warren Calvert, 19, of Kingsway, Heysham, have been charged with intentionally encouraging or assisting in the commission of an either way offence, believing it would be committed.

A spokeswoman for Lancashire Constabulary said Schofield was bailed to appear before Burnley Magistrates' Court on Monday and Calvert is due at Lancaster Magistrates' Court on August 25.