A violent thug wanted for violence in Dover has been arrested after detectives spotted him in an online interview on a current affairs website.
Josh Downey, 22, from Worcestershire was caught on camera chucking large planks of wood at rival protesters in Folkestone Road and Effington Street on January 30.
His address and other details were announced in the interview and he was arrested shortly afterwards on May 11.
Downey appeared at Canterbury Crown Court on August 12 and pleaded guilty to one count of violent disorder. He was jailed for 18 months.
Detective Sergeant Matthew Smith of Kent Police said: “Although Josh Downey gave us a head start by allowing his details to be published online, my officers have shown they are more than capable of identifying those responsible through good old fashioned police work and a determination to succeed.
“His 18-month sentence is further proof of how serious these cases are being treated by the courts, and I hope the people of Dover are as pleased as I am with the positive results we have received thus far.”
You can read the article that helped Josh incriminate himself here