Last we heard, that unlovable thug Chris Spivey was whingeing and moaning about being a ‘dead man walking’ should he be convicted of harassing Lee Rigby’s bereaved family…but then, much to everyone’s surprise, not least his own, he was handed a 6-month prison sentence, suspended for 2 years.
Poor Spivey…apparently even this very light slap on the wrist was too much for his delicate sensibilities. Because now, he’s taken the case back to appeal. Seems some people don’t know the meaning of ‘quit while you’re ahead’:
A high-profile blogger who was found guilty of harassing the family of Woolwich murder victim Lee Rigby earlier this year has launched his appeal in Chelmsford Crown Court.
Christopher Spivey, 52, from Rochford, who runs his own website, made a number of accusations, claiming that the family of Fusilier Rigby were involved in a conspiracy theory with MI5 and even arguing that the solider had never existed.
He was found guilty of harassing the dead fusilier’s mum, Lyn and half-sister, Sara McClure, and in August, avoided jail when he was handed a six-month prison sentence, suspended for two years.
Representatives of Spivey and the Crown Prosecution Service met in Chelmsford Crown Court yesterday (October 7) to bring the appeal process into action. He is thought to be keen to appeal both his conviction and the sentence imposed on him by District Judge John Woollard.
A further hearing has been scheduled for October 21, again at Chelmsford Crown Court.