A FORMER teacher and British National Party member was arrested as trouble flared up following a St George’s Day march.
Adam Walker, from Spennymoor, in County Durham, was arrested on Saturday, April 23 in connection with driving and public order offences.
The trouble began as Spennymoor English Cultural Society members met to celebrate St George’s Day.
The group had earlier marched through the centre of Spennymoor before moving onto the Green Tree pub, at nearby Tudhoe.
The march passed off peacefully and Mr Walker joined the group at the pub.
There was problems near the pub and Mr Walker, an ex-teacher at Houghton Kepier Sports College, Houghton-le-Spring, near Sunderland, was arrested.
He was released on bail by Durham Police pending further enquiries.
A police spokesman said: "The march in Spennymoor passed off peacefully without incident.
"There was an incident in Tudhoe village which started at the Green Tree pub, which was having an evening of celebrations after the march.
"A man in his 40s was arrested in connection with driving and public order offences and released on bail pending further enquiries."
The Spennymoor English Cultural Society parade was organised by Pete Molloy also of the BNP.
This is the second time in recent weeks Mr Walker has been in trouble with the police as he was arrested in Wakefield on April 20.
There he was part of a BNP group backing Colin Atkinson against his employer the Wakefield and District Housing group Mr Atkinson faced a disciplinary hearing by the housing group for refusing to move a palm cross from his work vehicle’s dashboard.
Police gave Mr Walker a fixed penalty ticket for his actions in Wakefield.