An EDL supporter has been jailed for five years today after being found guilty of attacking a man with a samurai sword.
Gareth Devlin from Port Clarence, Teeside attacked a group of Polish nationals who were watching the World Cup in July. During the attack, Devlin threatened to kill all Polish people.
The horrific attack was caught on camera by an amateur photographer who handed the evidence to police.
The Teeside racist can be seen waving the sword at the group of Poles which sadly included a group of children.
He then attacked one of the men causing a wound to the man’s back that required five stiches.
Devlin,28 admitted wounding with intent, affray and possession of an offensive weapon.
Another man, Joseph Smithson also admitted affray. He was given a two-year community order with 120 hours’ unpaid work and a year’s supervision.
Gareth Devlin is no stranger to crime, having 40 previous offences on his lengthy criminal record, including four for violence.He was sent to a young offenders’ institution in 2007 for having a home-made machete in a public place.
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