Isle of Wight EDL leader pleads guilty to 'racially or religiously aggravated harassment without violence' charge
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Thursday December 18 2014
The Isle of Wight County Press prints a brief news item about the leader of the English Defence League on the Isle of Wight, Carl Phillip Worrall, 47, who is due to appear for sentencing at Isle of Wight Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to one count of harassment without violence and one count of racially or religiously aggravated harassment without violence.
The news item reveals that the incidents occurred between October 27 and 1 November at a coffee shop in Newport according to Hampshire police.
The EDL’s Bournemouth page provides some details about an EDL protest on the Isle of Wight which may have a bearing on the incident in question. The Facebook post shows an article from the local paper which refers to an EDL protest in Newport. The article reads:
“The English Defence League held a demonstration outside HMP IW, on Saturday [1 November].
“Around ten protestors gathered outside the prison at noon holding St George’s flags and banners.
“They then marched to Newport and stood by the war memorial in St James’s Square.
“Carl Worrall, 47, of Newport, said: “We are not yobs looking for trouble or racist clowns, we are just trying to make a point.”!
“He said the league stood against Islam’s Sharia Law and mass immigration.
“The weekend protest came after reports in the national media an Islamic State flag had been found in a prisoner’s cell.”