Monday, January 16, 2006

griffin and collett to stand trial

It's been over a year since the police arrested a bunch of BNP 'politicians' and activists as a result of the BBC's 'The Secret Agent' film - during which time one of the arrested men, John Tyndall, who was to be the first to appear in court, died at his home in the eerily-close-to-me Hove just a couple of days before his trial. Since then all has been very quiet on the case, but the Guardian reports this morning that Nick Griffin and Mark Collett (who earlier appeared in a rather better docu-sting, the excellent Young, Nazi and Proud) will shortly appear at Leeds Crown Court accused of race hate crimes.

"Griffin, 45, of Llanerfyl, Powys, was charged in April last year following a long-running investigation into the documentary The Secret Agent, which secretly filmed party activists.

He is accused of four counts of using words or behaviour intended or likely to stir up racial hatred.

The charges relate to two separate incidents on January 19 and May 5, 2004, which were recorded during the documentary.

Collett, 24, of Rothley, Leicestershire, is charged with eight race-hate offences.

Both men deny all the charges."

It'd be just if they were both sent down.

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