February 19, 2010

BNP supporters accused of hurling abuse at home of Liverpool’s ex-Lord Mayor

A group of British National Party supporters were accused of hurling abuse over a loudspeaker after gathering outside the home of a former Lord Mayor.

Labour Cllr Steve Rotheram last night hit out at the BNP, saying its tactics left one of his two teenage daughters shaken.

The far-right party allegedly honed cameras on his home in Aintree yesterday in the run-up to last night’s by-election in Fazakerley. Cllr Rotheram said: “I always knew these were particularly nasty people. But this has really opened my eyes about how bitter and twisted they can be.”

He said Labour would not be intimidated by “fascists”. Police confirmed during a patrol of the area a man was spoken to about his use of a loudhailer, but no offences were believed to have been committed at the time. No one was arrested.

The Daily Post approached one BNP supporter who Cllr Rotheram claimed was present, but when questioned about the incident he repeatedly answered “no comment”.

The incident flared up after Cllr Rotheram briefly left his home.

Liverpool Daily Post

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