A member of the English Defence League who was involved in the disorder which broke out at a rally in Stoke-on-Trent has been jailed for 16 weeks
Jake Payne travelled up to the city from his home with friends to attend the event in Hanley city centre on January 23 this year.
Laura Jones, prosecuting, told North Staffordshire magistrates: "Payne was seen by officers at 3.20pm as part of a crowd in hostile confrontation with police. He was seen to kick out violently at one police officer, then encouraging some of the people in the crowd to behave in a disorderly fashion."
She said Payne admitted he was a member of the EDL and had previous convictions for public order offences. Payne, aged 22 of Florey Gardens, Aylesbury, pleaded guilty to using threatening abusive or insulting words of behaviour with intent and failing to answer to his bail.
Lee Yates, defending, said: "He says he wishes to be sentenced and sent to prison forthwith because he knows from past experience he is unable to comply with community orders."
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