A South shields EDL alleged member has been arrested after posting threats online to bomb Muslim Communities in South Shields “Oslo style” in a reference to the recent horrific slaughters in Norway.
Kenny Holden, 29, of Winskell Road, Simonside, was arrested on suspicion of assault and possessing racially inflammatory material.
A police spokesman said the arrest for assault relates to a domestic incident and is unrelated to the alleged racial offence.
Since posting his threats, the EDL have declared he’s not a member of the South Shields division. Here is a photo of Holden not being a member, not standing infront of an EDL South Shields division flag, whilst not sporting an EDL sweatshirt.
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Two North East far-right extremists have been arrested on suspicion of posting race-hate material online this week.
Detectives from the North East Counter Terrorism Unit based in West Yorkshire carried out a series of raids across the UK on Thursday, April 19, The arrests included Darren Yateley, 43 Shrewsbury Drive in Backworth, North Tyneside and former drug dealer and North East Infidel leader Paul Duffy, 46, of in Elgin Avenue, Seaham. Both were arrested under suspicion of public order offences.
The arrests are being linked the English Defence League splinter group, the North East Infidels. It is understood it relates to postings on social network sites. Similar early morning raids were carried out in Merseyside, Barnsley and London.
A spokesman for the Counter Terrorist Unit said: “At 7.45am, all five subjects were arrested on suspicion of offences under the Public Order Act, publishing or distributing written material which may stir up racial hatred”.
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19-year-old sport student Thomas Liam Pinkney of Bensham has been banned from football matches for 3 years having been found guilty of racist abuse at a game at St James Park last October.
Pinkney who had hoped to have a career coaching football to youngsters, shouted racist abuse at Spurs Togolese striker Emmanuel Adebayor, and was led away by a steward during the match. He immediately admitted what he had done, but then tried to deny his racist outburst when brought before a court earlier this year. He eventually admitted his guilt at a hearing in March.
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It is rumoured that local BNP activist Mark Walker has been sacked from his employment with the BNP writes Hope Not Hate. This follows a sacking from the British classrooms after his ban from being allowed to teach in schools last November 2011, for an inappropriate e-mail relationship with a 16-year old girl.