Failed National Front Liverpool mayoral candidate Peter Tierney made to stew in the cells after “disrupting” his court hearing
FAILED National Front Liverpool mayoral candidate Peter Tierney was made to stew in the cells after “disrupting” a court hearing.
Chaos erupted at the city’s magistrates’ court when the 55-year-old refused to identity himself to judge Miriam Shelvey.
Tierney, of High Street, Hale village, was among four people there to face public order charges after being arrested outside a high-profile sex grooming trial on May 1.
They were accused of refusing to remain within a legally-designated protest zone in Derby Square.
But within minutes of entering the court, Tierney found himself hauled down to the cells by security officers for Contempt of Court.
He was locked up, along with co-defendant Phil Marriot, 54, for around 90 minutes.
After refusing to identify himself and speaking over the district judge despite warnings, she told guards: “Take him to the cells.. You are now held in contempt. They won’t identify themselves, take them down because they are disrupting my court.”
When Tierney later appeared he pleaded not guilty to the section 14 charge, as did his co-accused. Tierney; Marriot, of Rangemoor Road, Allerton; Andrew Tierney, 46 of Oakfield Grove, Huyton, and Karen Otty, 38, of Sleepers Hill, Anfield, will appear for a trial on August 29.
From the Liverpool Echo 25.05.12. Report by John Siddle.