A RIOTER charged with violent disorder during the January 30 Dover protests had to be removed from the dock when he started shouting messages to his blonde girlfriend.
Judge Adele Williams gave thug Aaron Buttress, 26, short shrift when he appeared in front of her at Canterbury Crown Court today.
Buttress ,of Clarendon Road, Dover, had already pleaded guilty and as his defence counsel Natasha Spreadborough rose to speak he started shouting to the public gallery.
Dressed in jeans and a polo shirt he decided to defy the court by saying: “Love you. Come and see me.”
When he was reprimanded by the judge he said: “How am I disrespecting the court?”
He then swore at her. At that point he was removed by two Gurkha security officers.
Also appearing today was Peter Atkinson from Liverpool who admitted grievous bodily harm with intent over a live link and Roy Price from London who admits violent conduct and having a weapon containing a noxious liquid. He also admits possession of cannabis.
Price was remanded in custody as was Buttress. They are among 31 people due to appear at the crown court.
All three cases will be heard on May 16.