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9:55 am - 06/02/2014

Twitter troll must not contact Chris Martin and Rachel Riley


A man has been ordered not to contact Coldplay singer Chris Martin and Countdown presenter Rachel Riley after sending hundreds [more than 500] of abusive tweets.

Anthony Wells, of Chelmsford, Essex, admitted tweeting Riley death threats and harassing her for seven months, the Crown Prosecution Service said.

It said Martin chose not to pursue charges after the plea against Riley.

The restraining order means he cannot make any contact with the celebrities for five years.

Basildon Crown Court also sentenced Wells to a hospital order under the Mental Health Act.

Prosecutor Punam Malhan, said: "Mr Martin indicated that a plea to the charge involving Ms Riley would be acceptable to ensure that Mr Wells gets the medical help he needs and that he was content for us to not proceed in relation to the remaining charge.

"Taking Mr Martin's view into account, we decided it was no longer in the public interest to continue with the second charge of harassment.

"Everyone should be able to go about their daily lives free from harassment caused by someone deliberately making offensive, violent messages about them on social media."


[Abusive tweets (click to open)]
Anthony Wells, 31, sent the Countdown beauty more than 500 messages on Twitter – some of which threatened her life.

One haunting message said: "Please someone execute this fiend of nature."

During the eight months of abuse, Wells also posted a link to a blog where he wrote songs about Rachel.

One, entitled God Left Her Alone (A Ode To The Dead Girl Rachel), read: "I hope you die forever, I hope you cry forever, I hope you die now.

"I hope your eyes bleed and your skin dries and your dream dies. Dedicated to Rachel Annabelle Riley."

Wells also targeted Coldplay frontman Chris Martin on Twitter and YouTube for a gruelling seven-month period, Basildon Crown Court in Essex was told.

It was alleged he had aimed a tweet at Gwyneth Paltrow's ex hubby which said: "Hey Chris Martin, keep touching me and I'm going to blow your children's heads off with guns."


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wolfndeer 2nd-Jun-2014 03:06 am (UTC)
sounds like @KelseyHilson
jongdashian 2nd-Jun-2014 03:11 am (UTC)
may she rest in peace
moustacherider 2nd-Jun-2014 03:13 am (UTC)
??? did she die?
jongdashian 2nd-Jun-2014 03:14 am (UTC)
suspended haha
wolfndeer 2nd-Jun-2014 03:41 am (UTC)
shes under khouring now
electricknight 2nd-Jun-2014 03:16 am (UTC)
A truly tragic loss.
frenchmoodle 2nd-Jun-2014 03:10 am (UTC)
Some people have too much time on their hands.
tammyinlalaland 2nd-Jun-2014 03:10 am (UTC)
Death threats? I really hope he gets the mental health help he needs..
nermal_kat 2nd-Jun-2014 03:12 am (UTC)
Coldplay completely sucks but this is a bit much
noneformethanx 2nd-Jun-2014 03:13 am (UTC)
Mentally ill. Hopefully he doesn't end up hurting someone
peddlestools 2nd-Jun-2014 03:14 am (UTC)
okay but there is a difference between trolling and sending death threats
anterrabre 2nd-Jun-2014 03:14 am (UTC)
This is beyond trolling. I'm glad a hospital stay was part o the deal because there is something seriously wrong with people who do things like this.
brandnewinfo 2nd-Jun-2014 03:20 am (UTC)
Wow he took it too far with his threats against Apple and Moses. I'm glad he's getting medical help.
bradentastic 2nd-Jun-2014 03:20 am (UTC)
social media makes it far too easy to do criminal things and be stupid enough to believe there arent reprecussions
phallus 2nd-Jun-2014 03:29 am (UTC)
mte!
aquaecolore 2nd-Jun-2014 09:44 am (UTC)
nobody got the fbi involved, she was stupid enough to turn herself in. nobody would've found her otherwise
petecarl 2nd-Jun-2014 05:01 am (UTC)
Not a fan of this article calling death threats 'trolling'

Also, the song thing is really creepy and really takes this to a worrying level. I'm glad this situation was handled before anything beyond harassment occurred.
sviibwhapp 2nd-Jun-2014 05:49 am (UTC)
In case anyone is wondering this is what the tweets said. By the way this was not in the post

Anthony Wells, 31, sent the Countdown beauty more than 500 messages on Twitter – some of which threatened her life.</b>

One haunting message said: "Please someone execute this fiend of nature."

During the eight months of abuse, Wells also posted a link to a blog where he wrote songs about Rachel.

One, entitled God Left Her Alone (A Ode To The Dead Girl Rachel), read: "I hope you die forever, I hope you cry forever, I hope you die now.

"I hope your eyes bleed and your skin dries and your dream dies. Dedicated to Rachel Annabelle Riley"

Wells also targeted Coldplay frontman Chris Martin on Twitter and YouTube for a gruelling seven-month period, Basildon Crown Court in Essex was told.

It was alleged he had aimed a tweet at Gwyneth Paltrow's ex hubby which said: "Hey Chris Martin, keep touching me and I'm going to blow your children's heads off with guns."
mangosmuggler 2nd-Jun-2014 08:21 am (UTC)
WTF?! fuckin dedicated stalkers... how do they even find cell #s and email addresses?!
diamond_dust06 2nd-Jun-2014 02:32 pm (UTC)
How dare anyone come after Maths Queen Riley.
pastelstar 2nd-Jun-2014 06:23 pm (UTC)
What the fuck who hates Rachel Riley? She is like sunshine and daisies that can do mental math like a calculator.
prophecypro 7th-Jun-2014 10:34 am (UTC)
lol@the court orders comin throu
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