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Oli Sykes Posts Statement After An Online Impersonator Is Convicted For Kidnap And Attempted Murder

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Rock Sound 6 October 2011 at 13.42

THIS STORY IS FROM OCTOBER 2011
The Bring Me The Horizon singer offers sympathy to victim of terrifying attack.

Bring Me The Horizon frontman Oli Sykes has posted his response after learning that a 20-year-old male from Britain had impersonated him and attempted to kill a woman from California by slitting her throat.

The horrific story can be found here, Sykes' comment is below:

"I woke up to the news in LA, and didn't really believe it at first. It's very unsettling. I'm aware that people have used my identity for pranks and whatever, which has always been something that's been uncomfortable for me, but for something like this to happen is terrifying. My heart goes out to Maricar and hope she recovers soon. I would also urge anyone using social networking sites about a really great foundation called the Carly Ryan foundation (carlyryanfoundation.com). Carly suffered a fate worse even worse than this case but the story isn't worlds apart. The foundation was set up to raise awareness and educate people on the risks of meeting people online. Stay safe and be careful."

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