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Two Men Jailed For Sharing Racist Snapchat Video Targeted At Priti Patel

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Two Men Jailed For Sharing Racist Snapchat Video Targeted At Priti Patel

Two men who 'demonstrated hostility towards racial groups' by sharing a racist Snapchat video targeted at Home Secretary Priti Patel have been jailed.

Jake Henderson was accused of 'inciting racial hatred' after posting the 50-second video on the social media platform, which was then viewed more than a million times over the course of a weekend.

Jake Henderson said he 'won't be listening to people of colour'. Credit: Snapchat
Jake Henderson said he 'won't be listening to people of colour'. Credit: Snapchat

Henderson, who had previously attended an English Defence League rally, could be heard on the video saying: "As a white man, I won't be listening to people of colour."

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A second man, Robert Cumming, admitted sharing the video on his own Snapchat group along with the caption 'Haters gonna be hating', followed by four laughing emojis.

Prosecutor Daniel Church said Cumming's decision to share the video was 'effectively an endorsement for what Mr Henderson was saying'.

Henderson, 28, from Newark, Nottinghamshire, and Cumming, 26, from Doncaster, South Yorkshire, pleaded guilty to a single charge of sending a grossly offensive, indecent, obscene or menacing message or matter via a public communication network.

At Mansfield Magistrates' Court on Thursday, Henderson was handed a 10-week prison sentence while Cumming was jailed for six weeks.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: UK News, News, UK

Rebecca Shepherd
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