Man on trial over Facebook comments

Robert Landells is on trial at Edinburgh Sheriff Court. Picture: Greg Macvean
Robert Landells is on trial at Edinburgh Sheriff Court. Picture: Greg Macvean
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A 35-year-old man has gone on trial accused of intending to cause fear and alarm by posting comments on Facebook.

Robert Landells from Edinburgh is alleged to have posted comments on the page of Physique Body Shop in Fountainbridge, inciting people to kill or commit serious violence against Shiite Muslims and all followers of Islam.

He denies the charge brought under the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications Act. The trial at Edinburgh Sheriff Court was due to continue today.