July 10, 2009

BNP threat in pub fracas

An engineer threatened to knock out a doorman and shouted at him: "I'm part of the BNP". The fracas took place during the weekend the BNP was holding its conference in Blackpool.

Lee Kelly, 33, pleaded guilty to threatening behaviour. He was fined £300 with £60 costs and ordered to pay the £15 victims' surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.

Martine Connah, prosecuting, said Kelly was among a group causing a fracas outside Yates's Wine Lodge on June 20 at 6.30pm. Kelly, of Easton Road, Droylsden, shouted at a doorman and pushed a police sergeant in the chest, shouting "don't touch me" and struggled violently when arrested.

Kathryn Edwards, defending, said her client, who had no previous convictions, had come to the resort on a stag party. She added Kelly denied being with the BNP.

Blackpool Gazette

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