Lord Burnett, sitting with Mr Justice Warby, said: ‘We have concluded that, although the custody threshold is undoubtedly passed in this case, the personal circumstances and mitigation of this defendant are such that we should impose a suspended committal order.
‘Taking account of everything that we have heard, we order that the defendant be committed to prison for eight months, but we suspend that order for two years.’
The judge said that, if Malone committed another contempt of court within two years, she would be jailed for eight months plus any additional sentence she may be given for the further offence.
After swearing an oath on the Bible Tina told the court that she was living in Liverpool at the time of James’s death and knew that his killers had been given anonymity when they were released.
Malone’s barrister Adam Speker told the High Court that, on reflection after giving evidence, she accepted that she was in breach of the injunction. The Shameless star told the court she was not aware that she was doing anything wrong when she shared the post.
Speaking on This Morning, a tearful Tina said: ‘I just didn’t realise what I was doing was illegal. I didn’t mean to insight or provoke any violence or anything. It was over a year ago.
‘The repercussions have been horrendous on my life.
‘I just saw it and just shared it. I didn’t facilitate it. I’ve had a difficult 18 months and not just the eight months suspended. I’ve got a £10,000 fine.
‘I’m terrified. I’ve got to pay it back, it just means I’ve got to go home and tell a five-year-old she can’t go to Euro Disney.
‘My husband started a new job three weeks ago. I just feel like I’ve set my mum down and my husband and my daughter. It was my fault.
‘It’s a lesson learned. I would say to people, seriously, watch what you do on social media. I would never insight or in any way provoke violence.’
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