Girls Aloud blogger cleared

A man who wrote a fictional blog which detailed Girls Aloud being kidnapped and murdered has been cleared of publishing an obscene article.

Darryn Walker, a former civil servant, was arrested back in February 2008 and charged last October for the content on his blog Girls (Scream) Aloud after the Internet Watch Foundation were made aware of the blog. But he was cleared today at Newcastle Crown Court.

'It was never his intention to frighten or intimidate the members of Girls Aloud,' said defence lawyer Tim Owen QC. 'He had written what he had described as an adult celebrity parody and was only meant to be for an audience of like-minded people.'

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