A man was left with a broken nose when he was attacked after leaving an anti-BNP demonstration in Blackpool. His companion suffered cuts and bruises during the altercation.
It happened after the pair had walked away from a Unite Against Fascism protest held outside the Kimberley Hotel on South Promenade where the BNP was holding its annual conference.
The demonstration itself was heavily policed and went off without any trouble, but the victims had left the vicinity of the hotel when the incident occured.
The Socialist Party, of which they are members, believes the attacker was a far right supporter. But the BNP today dismissed claims that it was someone attending their event.
Blackpool Police has confirmed the attack took place at around 2.30pm on Saturday, but said they could not link it directly with the BNP conference.