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‘Angered beyond belief’: MS slams online abuse received by family who lost child in tragic accident

11 Aug 2021 2 minutes Read
Ianto Siôr Jenkins. Picture by Dyfed-Powys Police

A Senedd Member has said that he has been “angered beyond belief” after learning of online abuse received by a family who lost a three-year-old child in a tragic accident.

Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire MS Samuel Kurtz said that the death of Ianto Siôr Jenkins in the rural village of Efailwen near Clynderwen had “hurt this close knit community deeply”.

The farming family had received a message saying that their son may not have died if they were not part of an “evil industry”.

They were left devastated when the three-year-old died after a collision involving a vehicle. They later received the abusive message over Facebook.

“A tragic event in West Wales, which has hurt this close knit community deeply,” Samuel Kurtz said. “Yet some find sending the following message acceptable? This has angered me beyond belief.”

South Wales Central MS Rhys ab Owen said the abuse was “despicable” and it was “difficult to understand” what would motivate it.

A spokesman for Dyfed-Powys Police confirmed that they were called to a collision involving a vehicle and a child at a private property in the Clynderwen area around 7pm on Tuesday, August 3.

Mother Chloe Picton later paid tribute to her child, saying: “Ianto was my blue-eyed boy, he was inspiration to life, he was a kind little boy who was always smiling and laughing. His best friend was his older sister Seren, who were always joined at the hip. Ianto loved going to nursery and was excited to start his first day at school in Ysgol Beca in Efailwen in September.

“He loved being out on the farm and going on the tractor with his daddy. Ianto and I had a very strong bond. He was ‘Mummy’s little boy’ and was always by my side everywhere we went – now that’s been taken from me.

“No parent should lose a child and I would like people to respect our wishes, giving us space at this very difficult, heartbreaking time.”

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hdavies15
hdavies15
1 month ago

Online abuse is generally traceable. It requires effort and the cooperation of the platform on which it appears. Then a quick trip round to the offender, preferably with a portable set of knacker crackers !

Royston Jones
1 month ago
Reply to  hdavies15

Given the reference to ‘evil industry’ we can guess where on the political spectrum the sender is to be located.

hdavies15
hdavies15
1 month ago
Reply to  Royston Jones

A couple of hefty whacks across the earhole might sort his ****in’ spectrum out for good !

Leigh Richards
Leigh Richards
1 month ago

Words fail 😢😡. Hope the sender of that sickening facebook message is named and shamed – and if possible prosecuted! But yet another sorry episode which shows there’s nothing very ‘social’ about so called ‘social media’ ☹️

David Smith
David Smith
1 month ago

I’d love to be a fly on the wall if and when the big, burly ffermwr tracks down this malcontented hippy wacko and tenderises him like one of those steak things he finds so evil.

hdavies15
hdavies15
1 month ago
Reply to  David Smith

Could be a major viewing event ! Bring it on, help the man find the this defective piece of humanity and turn it into compost.

Siani
Siani
1 month ago

These on-line abusers are sad empty husks of human beings. They will be the first to shout free speech when confronted……sorry no they do not have the decency to confront face to face!

CJPh
CJPh
1 month ago

If we look beyond the political context (something that we should do in cases like this), the sort of behaviour seen in this case precedes the internet – nasty letters used to be sent all the time. Love letters to serial killers, abuse to victims and survivors of all sorts, death threats to people who have a public platform. Detestable, gross, often broken individuals will always exist and act accordingly. Disgusting – well done Mr. Kurtz and Mr. ab Owen for the public condemnation of this awful person. Hedd, perffaith Hedd Ianto bach. Ni all geiriau gas eich brifo nawr… Read more »

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