An internet 'troll' who set up a sickening 'joke' Facebook page about
missing Madeleine McCann has written a letter to her parents begging for
Jack Tims - a 17-year-old student from Herne Bay in Kent - claims he
started the vile page on Facebook as a prank which then got out of hand.
Tims' "If I Get 1 million Likes I'll Let Maddie Go" Facebook profile was
revealed by The Sun as part of their Target a Troll campaign against
bullies on the internet.
The teenager says he had no intention to hurt Kate and Gerry McCann -
whose daughter disappeared from their holiday flat in Portugal in 2007 -
and did not expect the page to cause so much revulsion.
He told The Sun that he had created it after: 'chatting to a friend
about jokes comedians come out with' but admitted that being named and
shamed in the paper made him realise 'how much I distressed people.' He
then claimed to have 'received threats' and that his actions could 'cost
In an open letter to the McCanns, Tims says he is 'truly sorry' and that
he now realises 'how stupid and naive I was, and wish I could turn back
We bet he does...
Do you think Facebook should crack down more on vile groups and pages
Is it too easy for idiots to set them up