Guilty verdict in Rochdale grooming trial

NB: This post was published here yesterday. It has been updated slightly to reflect subsequent developments. Nine men have been found guilty at Liverpool Crown Court of operating a child sex ring in Rochdale. The verdict sees all of the offenders jailed, and will hopefully offer some closure to the victims and their families. There is no doubt at … Continue reading

Peter Tierney nicked AGAIN after Infidels demonstration at Liverpool Crown Court

Today’s Liverpool Echo leads with the news that National Front mayoral candidate Peter Tierney has been arrested and charged with a public order offence. This follows a demonstration by around thirty National Front / North West Infidels members outside Liverpool Crown Court. The demonstration was related to the trial of those accused of being part of a … Continue reading

Fascist rioting in Rochdale

The Maldon Standard reports that an Asian takeaway has become the target of violence in the Heywood area of Rochdale. No further details are given, but from what is being reported through Facebook and Twitter it looks as though those involved are connected to the North West Infidels and similar far-right groups, who believe the takeaway … Continue reading

Opposing the fascists in Liverpool

Today, national mobilisations of the British National Party, the English Defence League and the Infidels descended on Liverpool. Ostensibly there to draw attention to the trial of a suspected paedophile gang, they were in fact exploiting the case to promote their respective brands of nationalism. Their presence was met with opposition by local anti-fascists. When … Continue reading

Oppose the BNP and EDL – Liverpool Crown Court, Monday 6 February

On Monday 6 February, the British National Party and English Defence League will be holding concurrent demonstrations outside Liverpool Crown Court. These demonstrations are in response to the court appearance of 11 men from Rochdale, accused of operating a child sex ring. The crime they are accused of is a despicable one, and we will … Continue reading

The circus ends as Peter Tierney is sentenced to community service

Today, Liverpool BNP activist and donor Peter Tierney – found guilty of Actual Bodily Harm last month – was sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court. Although the BNP had organised a protest in support of Tierney, Liverpool Antifascists had been wary of calling a public counter-demonstration, given that the last two call outs had resulted in … Continue reading

Nazi-sympathising teen targeted Birkenhead shop to assault Sri Lankan owners

TWO Nazi-sympathising teens targeted a corner shop to assault the Sri Lankan owners. Judge David Aubrey QC told Robert Phillips, 19, and Michael Walters, 18, their behaviour was “racist and it was despicable and it was upon vulnerable people” as he put them both behind bars. He added: “You targeted these premises. You inflicted violence … Continue reading

Peter Tierney guilty of actual bodily harm

High-profile BNP member Peter Tierney has been found guilty of assault and causing actual bodily harm to an anti-fascist protester on St George’s Day last year. During the incident, which was captured on CCTV, Tierney swung a camera tripod at the back of the activist’s head. The victim subsequently needed his head wound gluing up … Continue reading

Drawing a truly sorry saga to a close…

Update: the date of court appearence has been moved from March 15th to March 17th. Details here. As those who have been paying close attention to the far-right in Liverpool will be well aware, antifascists in the city have been following the court proceedings of Peter Tierney with some interest. On St George’s Day last … Continue reading

The thugs, “super-activists,” and confrontational street tactics of Merseyside BNP

Since the previous post detailing today’s events at the Crown Court, Merseyside BNP have responded with their own account. It is a laughably illiterate and nonsensical “report” riddled with idiotic fabrications. Normally, such nonsense as appears there wouldn’t merit comment. However, it does provide an excuse to provide a more in-depth report and further images … Continue reading