July 31, 2008

Disturbance after ex-Burnley BNP councillor's funeral

Police were called after reports that mourners were hurling objects off a Burnley bridge following the funeral of a former BNP councillor.

Officers arrived at the Yorkshire Street bridge at 9pm on Tuesday after being told around 40 youths were causing a disturbance. The mourners had attended the funeral of Luke Smith, 26, of Brunshaw Road, who was found dead last week, police said. The convicted football hooligan, who was forced to resign as a councillor after continued allegations of violence, was said to have been suffering from psychological problems when he appeared in court earlier this month charged with assault.

Sgt Phil Carter, of Burnley police, said: “Police dispersed the group on Tuesday soon after arriving and no arrests were made.”

It is believed the mourners had been drinking in the Lounge pub, in nearby Higgin Street, following Mr Smith’s funeral. Yesterday a large banner was hung from a bridge in Yorkshire Street with the message “Luke Smith lives forever”.

Speaking last week, Mr Smith’s uncle, Steve Smith, who was the BNP leader in Burnley when his nephew was elected, and is now leader of the far-right England First party, said: “He was a lovely, lovely lad who, like a lot of people, was just too sensitive to exist in what is effectively an extremely cruel world. Things had gone downhill for him.”

Mr Smith was 21 when he was elected as councillor for Lanehead ward, in May 2003. But he was suspended from the BNP less than three months later, after it emerged previous football-related violence had earned him a lifetime ban from Turf Moor, and he was alleged to have been fighting at the party’s Red, White and Blue festival in Sawley in July that year.

In September 2004, after a full investigation by the Standards Board for England, he was banned for three years from becoming a member of any council across the UK.

Earlier in 2004, the former gas engineer had been given a two-and-a-half year football banning order, and he was jailed for 11 months in March 2006, after breaching the order and being involved in football-related violence in Manchester, Blackpool and Burnley. His football banning order was extended to six years.

In his latest court appearance, on July 14, he was charged with assault after an attack on the landlord of the Princess Royal – the pub near where he was found dead.

Lancashire Telegraph

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

How apt.

raymond said...

Funny way to morn the death of a violent football racist thug by checking bricks from a bridge at passing cars, hoping to kill random motorists.

Or maybe not.

Anonymous said...

Hope the police or ANTIFA removed the banner!

shergar said...

Was the BNP scam rural website "Horse Matters" run by equine-fancying John Walker, by any chance?

It wouldn't surprise me!

Mr Spink said...

A perfect way to see off an arch football hooligan - with a bit of hooliganism. Fucking idiots.

Bloody hooligan bastard said...

Good riddance!

radar said...

The football hooligan far right have brought shame on the town of burnley. I'd defo think twice before living there...

Anonymous said...

"He was a lovely, lovely lad who, like a lot of people, was just too sensitive to exist in what is effectively an extremely cruel world"

He was a violent thug who caused a lot of damage to people and property. Too sensitive to exist? Bollocks.

MARY WHITEWASH said...

I must laugh, as the BNP's book selling wing Books For Patriots are selling a book about the dangers of sex education and promiscuity.

http://booksforpatriots.blogspot.com/2008/05/outrage-of-amoral-sex-education.html

DICKY BUMBROOK = PORNO PHOTOGRAPHER
JOHN WALKER = EQUINE BESTAILISER
MARTIN REYNOLDS = CARPARK DOGGER
MARK COLLETT = CHILD SEX GROOMER

LOL

Anonymous said...

"Yesterday a large banner was hung from a bridge in Yorkshire Street with the message “Luke Smith lives forever”."

That's a pretty stupid thing to hang up after his funeral.

Anonymous said...

Is Books For Patriots a BNP front?

John P said...

I'm amazed that the only person he managed to kill in his short violent life was himself. Good riddance.

Antifascist said...

'Is Books For Patriots a BNP front?'

It looks like it. Take a peek at the links. Walker Books (for children) seem to be well represented. Perhaps we need a similar campaign to the one we had with Usborne Books.

monster masher said...

Books For Patriots is simply the latest Gri££in fundraising drive so he can build a patio/porch for his Croatian Idyll.

All the BNP people who turn a blind eye to BFP and all the other scams are absolute dummies, and deserve the corrupt leadership of the One Eyed Monster.

John P said...

Walker Books Ltd., 87 Vauxhall Walk, London SE11 5HJ

Tel: 020 7793 0909

Anonymous said...

When one scam stops, another starts.

That's the way the Cyclops bankrolling machine works, folks. Like it or lump it, you foolhardy BNP members.

Kirklees Unity said...

What is it with Burnley and hanging things from ropes???

Green Gordon said...

What's the deal with Walker Books?

Dark Poet said...

Never mind all that - try www.catsthatlooklikehitler.com

Anonymous said...

Do the nazis throw bricks around every time a piece of shit is flushed down the toilet?

Anonymous said...

A Grifinite supporter just posted this on a nationalist blog: -

"Everyone has their own sexuality and are entitled to it as long as it isn't inflicted on children, animals or in a violent way. In other words I have the very libertarian view that if someones sex life doesn't harm anybody else and is consenting then fine and none of our business!"

Funny how this tolerance doesn't extend to gay and lesbian people, folks.