A MAN convicted of vowing to blow up FGH faces being sent back to jail after inciting the rape of a woman on social media.

Leroy McCarthy, who uses the name Abdullah Mahmood since converting to Islam, was jailed for 18 weeks in October 2017 after making a number of violent statements on his Facebook page.

He described murdered soldier Lee Rigby as a ‘white coward who invades countries and rapes people’ and said he planned to leave the UK to ‘join my people’s cause’.

He avoided being charged with terrorist offences because his profile was not ‘public’.

He was released in December 2018 but was arrested last week after posting an ‘horrific’ threat on The Mail’s Facebook page about reporter Amy Fenton.

McCarthy, 25, who now lives in Osborne Road, Salford, pleaded guilty to sending an electronic communication which conveys a threat or is grossly offensive.

He was granted conditional bail until February 26 when he will return to Manchester Magistrates’ Court for sentencing following the preparation of a pre-sentence report.

In a victim impact statement Ms Fenton said about his threat of sexual assault: “Given the nature and seriousness of the defendant’s previous convictions this horrific threat made me feel frightened, intimidated and uneasy.

“It is becoming increasingly common for such pathetic bullies, who choose to hide behind their keyboards to instil fear and terror, to target people simply for doing their job.

“It is not only unacceptable but also criminal and it’s reassuring to see the police and courts take this seriously.”

After his release from jail in December 2018 Lancashire Police obtained a violent offender order for McCarthy to restrict his movement and behaviour.

Barrow MP Simon Fell said: “Like or loathe what they report, journalists are there to tell truth to power, and empower us all with knowledge. To be threatened in any way for doing this crucial job is awful, but the nature of these threats is particularly terrible.

"No one should have to face such abuse, whether in public life or not. Hiding behind a computer to threaten sexual assault doesn’t make it any less a severe crime.

"I’m glad the police have acted, and I hope others who are quick to abuse online will now think twice.”