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Britain First figures on trial for ‘leaflet campaign’

  • Jayda Fransen, 31, and Paul Golding, 35, appear at Folkstone Magistrates’ Court 
  • Allegedly distributed material relating to Muslim men and teen on trial for rape
  • The four defendants were convicted at the conclusion of the trial and jailed
  • Fransen and Golding allegedly gave out leaflets during trial held in Canterbury

Two senior figures of the far-Right group Britain First arrived at court today to stand trial for allegedly perpetrating a religiously-aggravated leaflet campaign.

Jayda Fransen, 31, and Paul Golding, 35, are accused of distributing material in relation to three Muslim men and a teenager on trial for raping a 16-year-old.

The four defendants were convicted at the conclusion of the trial and jailed.

Jayda Fransen, 31, and Paul Golding, 35, arrive at Folkestone Magistrates’ Court in Kent today

The senior figures of Britain First are facing allegations of religiously aggravated harassment

The senior figures of Britain First are facing allegations of religiously aggravated harassment

Fransen (pictured) and Golding were arrested last May as part of an investigation into the distribution of leaflets and the posting of online videos during a trial

Golding arrives at Folkestone Magistrates' Court

Fransen (left) and Golding (right) were arrested last May as part of an investigation into the distribution of leaflets and the posting of online videos during a trial

Fransen (left) faces four counts of religiously-aggravated harassment, while Golding (right) faces three similar charges

Fransen (left) faces four counts of religiously-aggravated harassment, while Golding (right) faces three similar charges

It is alleged Fransen and Golding handed out the leaflets in the Canterbury and Thanet areas during the trial held at Canterbury Crown Court last May.

Fransen faces four counts of religiously-aggravated harassment, while Golding faces three similar charges.

The pair, both from Penge in South East London, were arrested on May 10 and are appearing at Folkstone Magistrates’ Court in Kent today.

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