Belfast Telegraph

Harassment charges for far-right pair

By Staff Reporter

The leader and deputy leader of far-right group Britain First have been charged with religiously aggravated harassment.

Kent Police said Paul Golding (35) and Jayda Fransen (31), both from Penge, south east London, were arrested in May. It followed an investigation into the distribution of leaflets and the posting of online videos during a trial held at Canterbury Crown Court the same month.

The trial involved three Muslim men and a teenager who were eventually convicted of rape and jailed.

Kent police said Fransen had been charged with four counts of causing religiously aggravated harassment and Golding three counts.

Both were been bailed to appear before Medway magistrates on October 17.

In August, Golding and Fransen appeared in Belfast, addressing a 50-strong crowd of supporters outside the City Hall at the Northern Ireland Against Terrorism rally.

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