I applaud the recent action taken by the editor of The Press to take formal action against a prolific internet troll.

I too had cause to contact the editor regarding a former family member who took to the comments section of The Press to publish malicious gossip and personal details about myself and my family.

The editor took the appropriate actions to ensure that the culprit was banned from The Press website.

It’s only when action is taken against these cowardly trolls who hide behind the luxury of anonymity that we will see a reduction of internet-based slander.

John Jones, Birch Close, York