BNP Official Convicted for Racist Tirade

A BNP organiser and local candidate was yesterday found guilty of using racially aggravated threatening or insulting words and behaviour after he called a petrol station worker “A black bastard”.

Darren Lumb, the BNP organiser for Wakefield, was found guilty at Pontefract Magistrates Court following an altercation with garage staff regarding the price of its diesel.

Lumb had already been banned from the petrol station in March 2011 following a similar argument with staff; however he returned on St George’s day in May and following his racist outburst staff demanded he left and called the police who later arrested him for the offence.

Lumb who was flanked by a dozen BNP members & supporters at court pleaded not guilty, claiming that he never visited the garage and that he was at a BNP St Georges Day event in Rotherham.

This was the same event that a number of BNP officials including Firth and Cooke were photographed drunkenly handling firearms http://www.hopenothate.org.uk/news/article/1876/gunning-for-st-george

BNP officials Danny Cooke and Rachel Firth all gave evidence on his part, failing to mention the fact that both hold senior positions with the party.

Unemployed Lumb who has previous convictions for assault and disorder was found guilty by magistrates and was given a conditional discharge and ordered to pay £250 in costs.

Griffinite Lumb, who once declared on Facebook that he was a “Hard line, anti establishment Aryan”, has a ‘Tree of life’ tattoo on his forearm. This symbol, also known as the life rune, is a favourite among nazi groups worldwide, several of which have adopted it as their logo. Under Hitler it was the symbol of the SS Lebensborn project, which encouraged SS troopers to have children out of wedlock with “Aryan” mothers and kidnapped children of Aryan appearance from the countries of occupied Europe to raise as Germans.

Outside the court some of Lumb’s BNP supporters attempted to intimidate local journalists by taking their photographs and threatening to post their details on the neo Nazi website Redwatch.

From Lancaster Unity . 07.09.11

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