EDL march clashes see man jailed for almost three years

Kirk Jones was among 32 men handed immediate or suspended prison sentences for violent disorder    Kirk Jones, jailed for EDL violence A Hinckley EDL protestor involved in a drunken hate-fuelled melee has been jailed for almost three years. Kirk Jones, 28, was among 32 men handed immediate or suspended prison sentences for violent disorder … Continue reading

Teen avoids jail over Walsall EDL violence as nine more sentenced

EDL in Walsall: Protests by the English Defence League Samuel Phipps was among nine people sentenced for their roles in the violence at the protest last September A boy who was just 17 when he took part in a violent English Defence League protest has become the youngest person sentenced for his role in the … Continue reading

LIVE UPDATE: 32 EDL members sentenced for Walsall Violence

Live from Wolverhampton Crown Court “Not racist, not violent” is the well worn mantra wheeled out every time the English Defence are accused of being racist and violent. On the 29th September, 2012, the EDL held a demonstration in Walsall in the west Midlands.  With opposition housed over half a mile away, the EDL were … Continue reading

Racist terror won’t split us

Marching to stop the racists and fascists in 2010 (Pic: Geoff Dexter) A nail bomb exploded outside the Kanz-ul-Iman Muslim Welfare Association Central Jamia Mosque in Tipton, West Midlands, on Friday of last week. It left jagged shrapnel strewn across the site. The blast occurred just an hour after the funeral of Lee Rigby, the … Continue reading

EDL supporter gets order for Walsall demonstration chanting

An English Defence League supporter who shouted abuse and used threatening behaviour during a demonstration in Walsall – has been handed a criminal anti-social behaviour order after narrowly avoiding a jail term due to health problems. Jack Beasley travelled from Durham to take part in the protest which brought Walsall town centre to a standstill … Continue reading

Police Probe ‘Hate Crime’ As Home-Made Bomb Explodes Near Mosque In Walsall

  Forensic team searches the area outside the mosque for evidence   Counter-terror police have been drafted in to help with a major hate crime investigation after a small home-made bomb exploded near a mosque. Around 150 people were evacuated from their homes in the Caldmore area of Walsall on Saturday night while bomb disposal … Continue reading

Seven admit playing a part in Walsall EDL protest violence

 Trouble flared at the EDL rally in Leicester Street on September 29 last year, while Unite Against Fascism held a separate event elsewhere in the town centre. Hundreds of EDL supporters had been in the town and some stewards, EDL supporters and police officers suffered injuries when violence erupted. Seven men appeared at Wolverhampton Crown … Continue reading

EDL Suspects Arrested In Dawn Raids After Violent West Midlands Protest

Police in Walsall have arrested eight in connection with an EDL protest   Eight people have been arrested in dawn raids by detectives investigating violent clashes which broke out at an English Defence League protest. The suspects, aged between 17 and 58, were detained early on Tuesday at addresses in Tipton, West Bromwich, Brownhills and … Continue reading