Britain First leader Paul Golding found guilty of harassment and wearing a political uniform
GUILTY: Paul Golding
THE leader of a far-right nationalist group has been found guilty of harassing the sister-in-law of a man linked to the London tube bombings this afternoon (January 5).
Britain First chairman Paul Golding was also found guilty of wearing a political uniform signifying association with a political organisation.
The trial at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court heard that Golding allegedly harassed Munazza Munawar from outside her home in Hepburn Close, Chafford Hundred on April 3 last year.
He wrongly thought it was the home of her brother-in-law Sajeel Shahid, who is said to have trained the ringleader of the 7/7 bombings in London.
On that day, Golding also wore a political uniform in the form of a Britain First members only jacket, which is an offence under the Public Order Act 1936.
Finding him guilty on both charges, District Judge David Woollard said: “It was a political stunt which was designed to further the cause of the party and to generate the kind of material which is later placed on the Britain First website.”
He fined him £325 for harassment and £100 for wearing the political uniform.
Golding, of Sprucedale Close, Swanley, Kent, was was also ordered to pay £532 costs, given a restraining order banning him from returning to the Hepburn Close property for two years and must not attempt to contact Munazza Munawar during that period.
From The Essex Chronicle . Report by 06.01.15