Dover rioters Michael Reilly and Gary Crane jailed for hurling objects at people


Two more violent rioters are behind bars after admitting throwing objects at people in a violent protest.

Michael Reilly, 53, of Teilos Drive in Bridgend, South Wales, and Gary Crane, 50, of South Row in Bishop Auckland, County Durham, travelled to Dover to take part in a pre-planned march on Saturday, January 30, 2016.

Fighting broke out when opposing right wing and left wing sides clashed.

Michael Reilly has been jailed for his part in the Dover riot on January 30, 2016

Read Beth Robson’s article here

TWAFA Comment: As investigating officer Detective Constable Kirsty Bricknell puts it so well: “Gary Crane and Michael Reilly are the latest in a long line of offenders who are now behind bars for the violent crimes committed in Dover last year.”

It is good to see that justice is catching up with people like Gary Crane.  It is a pity that the actions of Crane have stained the good reputation of the Northeast of England. This kind of behaviour is not we are about here in Northeast England.  Indeed this kind of violent behaviour should have no place in Kent, our own region or anywhere else for that matter.

(c) TWAFA March 2017