Britain First suspected of breaching court ban on entering UK mosques
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Thursday November 10 2016
The Daily Star reports on the forthcoming court appearance of Britain First leader, Paul Golding, on charges of breaching a court order banning him from entering any mosque in England and Wales for three years.
Bedfordshire Police, who are taking legal action against the far-right group leader, won the ban at a High Court hearing in August. The police force secured a ruling which bars Britain First from entering parts of Luton, particularly the Bury Park area, and any mosque in England and Wales for the next three years. The High Court ruling also bars the group’s leader and deputy leader, Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen, from directing their followers and supporters to Luton.
Bedfordshire Police allege the far-right group leader breached the injunction after discovery of a video which “shows Britain First members entering Al-Manar Islamic Centre in Cathays, Wales, on August 20 and questioning a member who was forced to explain that the mosque rejected extremism.”
The newspaper quotes Golding as saying he was served the papers this week. “Bedfordshire police are dragging us into the High Court because they say I breached a High Court injunction…We underestimated the extent to which Bedfordshire police really want to destroy this movement”, Golding added.
Bedfordshire Police told the paper Golding would appear in court on December 15.