December 22, 2010

Killers were known to police for links to far-right group and football violence

Daryll Jones, left, and Mark Jackson
Two murderers of a vulnerable Lincoln man had links to the far-right English Defence League, according to police.

Daryll Jones, 17, and Mark Jackson, 21, were two of the top targets in Lincolnshire Police's attempts to ban people from the Sincil Bank area on Lincoln City match days. They were identified by football intelligence officers along with ten others in Operation Argyll.

As reported in the Echo, this operation aims to use civil football banning orders to stop people hanging around with suspected troublemakers. But the cases against Jones and Jackson, of Yarborough Road, Lincoln, were put on hold after they were arrested on suspicion of killing football enthusiast Shaun Rossington.

Asperger's sufferer Shaun, 21, of Dunkirk Road, was found to have suffered more than 40 injuries. He was punched, kicked and stamped on during the attack on grassland, off Searby Road, on June 3. Jones and Jackson were found guilty of his murder, along with two others, at Nottingham Crown Court on Friday.

Lincolnshire Police football intelligence officer PC Karl Williams said: "When we initially started Operation Argyll, Jones and Jackson were quite prominent. If they had not been charged with murder, they would have been on the scheme. We started to get information on these two every time Lincoln City had a game and there were some indications they were connected to the English Defence League."

In September 2009, Jones and Jackson were banned from entering Lincoln City's Sincil Bank stadium and Lincoln United's Ashby Avenue. Police issued the warnings after the pair were identified in a group that caused disorder at Ashby Avenue and Lincoln train station on August 22, 2009. Jones pleaded guilty to one public order offence related to these incidents last March.

PC Williams said: "The ultimate aim of the operation is to target those youths not only causing problems at the football, but in the city centre and at night on the estates. It was a case if we are able to ban them from the football, it's taking away the chance of them getting convicted of more serious offences. We were compiling the cases on Jones and Jackson and they were quite strong. They were two of our strongest ones and I have no doubt whatsoever we would have got them banned."

Nicolas Shelbourne, 27, of Laughton Way, Lincoln, and Jordan O'Rouke, 17, were also convicted of Shaun's murder. Jurors found a 17-year-old girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, guilty of manslaughter. A 16-year-old boy was cleared of all charges. A 14-year-old girl was found not guilty of murder, but guilty of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

Lincolnshire Echo


DG said...

It comes as no surprise that murderers are EDL supporters, when you consider that Copeland was a paid-up member of the BNP. I bet the online neo-Nazi trolls are burning the midnight oil trying to pour a dampener on links between these two scumbags and the larger pool of pondscum that is the EDL.

The only place fit for the entire EDL membership is a jail cell, and as a committed anti-racist I will endeavour to campaign against racists and fascists until the entire EDL leadership are detained indefinately behind bars.

I do feel sorry for younger members who are dragged into the neo-Nazi (in denial) organsiation through football, and I am amazed that football banning orders cannot be extended to stop known football thugs attending British fascist rallies and marches.

lee said...

So the Lincoln branch of the EDL are fuckin' murderers as well as racist scum.

They also have links to Combat18, as they parade that "Lincoln Loyal" flag at football matches which features C18, NF, the BNP and the UDF.

There are pictures of this flag on the internet for everybody to see.

Anonymous said...

There are combat18ers in their gang.

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Anonymous said...

Bloody cowards! Hope the Daily Mail, the Express and the Sun pick up on this one.

Anonymous said...

Jones and Jackson belong to Lincoln Loyal EDL.

Anonymous said...

Muslim artist Nabilla G has been stalked by the EDL, who even masquerading as a recording company in an attempt to intimidate her.

The EDL are public enemy number one, a threat to civil society. It's about time they are banned by the government like Islam4uk were.

Jeepaz Kreepaz said...

The EDl shitforbrains facebook crew have started a new facebook site which tries to poke fun at Searchlight......

They seriously think that a bunch of neo-nazis can outstart a solid well-respected antifascist organisation.

What a complete bunch of racist wankers.

The BNP had the excuse that they were a political party, but by not contesting elections, the EDL do not get free election broadcasts or free mailshots etc. Which is just as well as if they did, they would be a greater threat at the polls than the BNP ever were.

The Extreme Dense Losers are going nowhere fast.

Anonymous said...

They also have links to Combat18, as they parade that "Lincoln Loyal" flag at football matches which features C18, NF, the BNP and the UDF.

Just had a look at it. They claim to be against terrorism but have the initials of the "Ulster Freedom Fighters" terrorist group on their flag.