Ben Thomas defends Man Who Threatened to Kill BBC Broadcasters & Racially Abused Lewis Hamilton.Park Square Barristers
The defendant, Ian Hargreaves, threatened to shoot news presenter Clive Myrie and sports commentator Jack Nicholls in an online complaints forum on the BBC Website.
Hargreaves also made racist comments about current Formula 1 Champion Lewis Hamilton and references to Jill Dando, the BBC journalist who was murdered in 1999.
When the defendant was arrested he was in possession of a knife and child sexual abuse images were found on his electronic devices.
Hargreaves pleaded guilty and was jailed for 18 months.
Ben Thomas was the defence barrister for Hargreaves.
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