‘EDL supporter’ wanted by police after racist attack

Police have released a CCTV image of a suspected English Defence League supporter from Preston wanted in relation to a racist attack. The assault happened at around 6.45pm on Monday, August 26 last year, when a 19-year-old man was sat in his car outside a fast food shop on Bradshawgate in Bolton. The victim was … Continue reading

Three anti fascists receive payout three years on from suffering police brutality at Bolton EDL protest

Three anti fascists who suffered violence, abuse and dog attacks from police at a Bolton EDL protest in 2010 have finally received compensation after waiting for more than three years. Police recently began an investigation into the events of the rally which saw Jason Travis, Dane Kelly and Paul Sutcliffe compensated after being subjected to … Continue reading

Two officers accused of perverting the course of justice

TWO police officers are accused of perverting the course of justice over an incident which happened during the English Defence League demonstration in Bolton town centre. The charges relate to an incident involving one of the Unite Against Fascism counter-protesters, Alan Clough, from Radcliffe, who was allegedly attacked by police. Now police officers Robert Cantrell … Continue reading

A poor show for the NWI in Bolton

Today, the North West Infidels went to Bolton. There was a month of hype and build up, especially after the events in Liverpool on February 18, and in the past week threats and tough talk were bandied about on the internet. But ultimately, the demo fell flat on its face. Having been first with the … Continue reading

Saturday 24 March – Bolton

The North West Infidels announced today that their demonstration on Saturday 24 March will be in Bolton. As mentioned in our previous call out, Liverpool Antifascists are mobilising against them and urge anti-fascists across the country to do the same. If you are travelling from Liverpool, we have transport available. All that we ask is … Continue reading

Blackburn BNP candidate’s vile racist slurs

A BRITISH National Party election candidate has provoked fury after making vile racist slurs on her Facebook page. Nancy Shaw-Farmer, who is bidding to become a councillor in Roe Lee in Blackburn, has been described as ‘an absolute disgrace…living in the dark ages’ whose remarks ‘were bad, even by BNP standards’. The 45-year-old former Clitheroe Grammar … Continue reading

Inquiry after police filmed hitting anti-fascist protester. Footage shows officer allegedly beating Alan Clough before his arrest at protest against English Defence League in Bolton

An investigation is under way after a police officer was filmed hitting an anti-fascist demonstrator in the face during a far-right rally. Alan Clough, 63, from Radcliffe, Bury, was protesting against the English Defence League (EDL) rally in Bolton in March when he was struck, fell to the ground and was subsequently arrested. He had … Continue reading

4 injured, 55 arrests in EDL demo

Fifty five people were arrested and several people injured after violent clashes broke out between right-wing and anti fascist extremists and police during a demonstration in a town centre today. Controversial right-wing group The English Defence League (EDL) organised the rally in Victoria Square, Bolton, Lancashire. A counter-demonstration by Unite Against Fascism (UAF) is also … Continue reading

EDL retreat in Bolton

The English Defence League last night released this statement; After many discussions between the EDL leadership we have decided on 06/02/10 to cancel our planned Demo in Bolton city centre. This decision was not take lightly, We outlayed [sic] £200.00+ on advertising for this demo, But we have taken this decision due to the fact there is a … Continue reading