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Five far right thugs admitted violent disorder in city centre two years ago

Five thugs who styled themselves the “Polish hooligans” and travelled to Liverpool to take part in a far-right rally in the city centre avoided prison sentences.

They were recruited by a group calling itself the North West Infidels , who organised the anti-immigration march on Saturday, February 27, 2016.

It led to widespread disturbances on Lime Street and around St George’s Plateau as the far-right mob were met by equally determined counter demonstrators.

Police struggled to keep order and a number of people, including police officers, were injured as cobblestones, fireworks, bottles and other missiles were hurled between the two groups.

Five Polish nationals – Lukasz Poczesny, 34, Igor Fiodorow, 20, Marcin Lasota, 33, Patryk Lesniowski, 22, and Mateusz Slezak, 26 – all appeared at Liverpool Crown Court for sentencing this afternoon after pleading guilty to violent disorder.

Simon Driver, prosecuting, said no attempts had been made to liaise with Merseyside police ahead of the planned rally.

Mr Driver said an already tense stand-off between the two groups was further inflamed by the arrival of the “Polish hooligans” gang, who were wearing black hooded jackets and intimidating masks.

He added: “The arrival of this group was a catalyst for an increase in the levels of violence which then ensued between the opposing factions.

Igor Fiodorow - one of four charged with conspiracy to commit violent disorder after clashes between anti-fascists and the far-right protestors

Igor Fiodorow – one of four charged with conspiracy to commit violent disorder after clashes between anti-fascists and the far-right protestors

“Police officers came under direct attack from both sides. Items including industrial fireworks, flares, bottles, cobblestones, eggs, fruit and vegetables and other missiles were thrown at the police and the opposing groups.

“A police inspector was knocked unconscious by a missile and a police constable suffered a broken wrist.”

Other injuries including a young woman who suffered a facial injury that needed plastic surgery, and a man who suffered a broken nose, after both were hit by flying masonry.

The five defendants were arrested by police after order was restored and they were identified on CCTV footage. An examination of their mobile phones found they had been in communication with each other and with members of the North West Infidels.

Judge Andrew Menary, QC, said the group’s political views, however offensive, may have been genuinely held, but the real reason for their presence was to behave like hooligans.

He added: “This was all sport for you, whatever your superficial political beliefs.”

He said he was sparing them custodial sentences on account of the fact that they were all employed, had pleaded guilty, and the events had taken place some time ago.

Members of the group each received prison terms of 18 months, suspended for two years, and were ordered to carry out either 150 or 180 hours’ unpaid work.

Liverpool Echo

The 26-year-old admitted racial assault but will see a community psychiatric nurse before he is sentenced

A father-of-two from Folkestone has admitted a racist attack on a Muslim traffic warden because he gave him a parking ticket.

Jordan Tanner, 26, of Pilgrim Spring, egged and tried to pull the warden out of his car after he woke up to a parking ticket on his street.

Tanner previously denied the offence and said the enforcement officer was a “terrorist to motorists”, but today (February 20) admitted racial assault.

John Bishop, prosecuting, told Folkestone Magistrates’ Court that a Polo had been following two traffic enforcement officers on George Gurr Crescent and blocked them in.

Jordan Tanner, 25, previously said he did not mention terrorist in a "racial way"

Jordan Tanner, 25, previously said he did not mention terrorist in a “racial way”

He said: “The defendant started to throw eggs at the enforcement officer’s vehicle.

“Two were thrown at the window screen and broke.

“He went to the driver’s door, opened it, grabbed Firat Yildrim and tried to pull him out of the vehicle, calling him a terrorist.”

‘Middle finger’

He added that the victim, who has a “Middle Eastern appearance”, took this to be a reference to his race or religion.

The prosecution continued: “The defendant pulled up behind the officers’ car, got out of the car, went into an address at the top of George Gurr Crescent, got back into his Polo and drove past sticking his middle finger up.

“Both officers managed to take photographs of the incident on their mobile phone.”

Pat Cuffe, defending, said although Tanner is in a relationship, has two children, and earns a good wage, he has underlying mental health issues and gets “very, very angry”.

He said: “We all get parking tickets, but we don’t always go and complain about it.

“We do not then go and confront parking control officers and throw eggs.”

The defence added that Tanner, who is on anti-depressants, “goes a step outside what the normal man and woman in the street would do”.

He requested that the 26-year-old has an assessment with a community psychiatric nurse to “protect the public” and “stop this sort of behaviour happening again”.

Tanner, who the court heard has a previous conviction for criminal damage after he became upset when he was arrested for assault on his partner in 2011, will be sentenced on Wednesday, March 14.
Kent Live

A “VILE” racist who posted about wanting to shoot Muslims in a Facebook rant following terror attacks in Manchester and London has been jailed for 20 months.

Drunken Andrew Littlefair, 50, called Islam a “disgusting disease” and said mosques should be burned down and Muslims should be wiped out in a series of posts over four hours.

The father-of-one said in one, published on the morning after the Borough Bridge attack in London: “Give me bullets for my gun, I will shoot every bastard one.”

He also said: “My granddad didn’t fight and die for this.”

Another read: “Go to the extreme and kill them all. Fire with fire. Dirty Muslim bastards.”

When someone complained about the messages which were free for anyone to read, he did not remove the posts, so she called the police.

Teesside Crown Court heard that did not prevent him from posting on a new account a false apology for being a “white Christian who has values for life”.

He added: “My views on this will nvr change sorry I am not!!!!”

Robert Mochrie, defending, described Littlefair as a “keyboard warrior” and said: “He doesn’t have the intelligence frankly to be able to express himself in a more careful way.”

He said the posts were “nothing more than utter stupidity, mumbling nonsense”.

However, Judge Simon Bourne-Arton QC disagreed, saying they were the racist postings of a vile individual.

He said the posts followed the two terror atrocities in Manchester and London which had caused outrage.

“They went to the very heart of our democracy, they were appalling events and of course they resulted in a lot of ill-feeling towards certain sections of society and a lot of emotion.

“It was a time for people to be calm in the truest traditions of this country, it did not require people like you to stir up racial hatred.”

Littlefair, of Trefoil Court, Norton, Teesside, admitted six offences of publishing threats to stir up racial hatred.

He smiled to his daughter who was in the public gallery as he was led away.

Northern Echo

David Bitton sent 600 homophobic, anti-Semitic, and other abusive messages to Greater Manchester Police and other organisations

A Twitter troll who bombarded police with vile abuse has been jailed for four years.

David Bitton sent 600 homophobic, anti-Semitic, and other abusive messages to the force and other organisations.

They included threats to Greater Manchester Police dog handlers – telling them: ‘I want a police dogs head on a stick’.

Detectives branded the social media messages ‘horrific, threatening and narrow-minded’ and said that a four-year sentence was ‘entirely justified’.

Bitton, 40, of Grosvenor Road in Altrincham , was locked up at Manchester’s Minshull Street Crown Court on Friday after pleading guilty to 13 separate charges of sending racist and threatening communications.

David Bitton

David Bitton

An investigation was launched and Bitton was identified as the suspect. He was arrested and when interviewed said he had only written the tweets in order to gain followers, and deleted them soon after.

In one tweet he said: “I want a police dogs head on a stick.”

He also posted: “There is no 1 I carnt find.”

He then sent another tweet saying: “Including every police officer in Manchester. i already have all dog handlers addresses.”

Det Con David Stevenson from Greater Manchester Police’s Trafford Borough said: “Bitton tried to say that he didn’t mean what he had written and he was only craving attention and followers, but the contents of what was in some of his tweets was of such a horrific, threatening and narrow-minded nature that today’s sentence is entirely justified.

“Bitton will spend the next four years thinking about his actions and how they have affected the people they were aimed at.”

Manchester Evening News

Prodromou: Notorious pusher and shover

Prodromou: Notorious pusher and shover

The far-right’s Paul Prodromou, the one-man walking and talking foul mouth, has been found guilty at Liverpool Magistrates court this afternoon of using threatening, abusive and insulting words during a disastrous far-right demonstration in Liverpool last February.

Prodromou, whose mouth appears to only open for profanity, was in Liverpool with a host of other neo-Nazis as part of a plan to atone for the disaster that was August 2015 when the people of Liverpool trapped gangs of neo-Nazis in the left luggage department at Liverpool’s Lime Street station.

As with August 2015, last February’s rally was also a disaster. At his court appearance today, Prodromou claimed he had acted in self defence to a charge of hitting someone over the head with a flag pole.

The prosecution then produced prior convictions, one from 2015 where he had a twelve -month conditional discharge for a similar offence. The Magistrates concluded that Prodromou had breached that conditional discharge. His defence began to argue that for a whole year since this offence Prodromou has kept away from bother. Surprisingly, Prodromou who is known to us as a builder, claimed he is unemployed and currently seeking employment. His defence suggested a new three-year conditional discharge.

There was also some other confusion; namely over Mr Prodromou’s name. It is well known that Prodromou likes to be known as the more Anglo-Saxon sounding “Pitt”, but he confirmed to the court that his name is Prodromou. That was particularly interesting, as in this foul mouthed rant, Prodromou makes a big thing of “standing by my name.” Oh well..

The magistrates decide that he should get a two year conditional discharge starting from today. He should also meet all the court costs given a full trial has taken place. Those costs are £620.00. He was also ordered to pay a £15 victim surcharge.

Prodromou asked if he could pay the fine back at £5 per week.

Already his supporters from his tiny South East Alliance (SEA) gang are claiming it is a great result for their leader. Others will not be so sure. Late last year, the fascist magazine Heritage & Destiny aired what a lot of people have been thinking for the last eighteen months, that it is becoming tiresome having Prodromou shouting, pushing and shoving his way around the far-right and yet unlike so many others he has encouraged, he never seems to end up in gaol. They were very clear as to how they felt about him.

Prodromou seemed to have no doubt he would be back at work tomorrow. He’s made himself a lovely little picture for his Facebook page where he claims he’ll be back terrorising women and children again this year.

Can you really believe anything he says?

Article from July 2017.

A NAZI-sympathiser who threatened to petrol bomb mosques after the Manchester Arena attack and who had an array of medieval weapons at his home has been jailed for eight years.

Hitler-obsessive Liam Seabrook, 31, told his probation officer he planned to kill Muslims in a series of text messages four days after 22 people were murdered at the Ariana Grande concert.

Hitler-obsessive Liam Seabrook, 31, told his probation officer he planned to kill Muslims in a series of text messages four days after 22 people were murdered at the Ariana Grande concert.

The judge at Teesside Crown Court branded him “dangerous” and imposed an extended sentence.

When police went to his home in Thornaby, Teesside, they found petrol in washing up liquid bottles and crude home-made wooden weapons with screws and razor blades sticking out of them.

One was likened by Paul Abrahams, prosecuting, to a fasces – a weapon carried by Roman magistrates made from sticks with blades attached.

He said the weapons were adapted to cause “significant injuries” and were “medieval style weaponry”.

When police went to Liam Seabrook’s home crude home-made wooden weapons with screws and razor blades sticking out of them

Some were located close to his front door, the court heard.

When cable ties were found at Seabrook’s flat, he explained he had them “in case he needed to kidnap somebody”, Mr Abrahams said.

The chilling texts were sent in response to a routine inquiry from his probation officer.

He told her: “After Monday (the day of the Manchester bombing), Muslims and mosques need to be petrol bombed.”

She asked if he intended to carry out the threat, and Seabrook replied: “If something happens, something happens. By that time it would be (too late) to be stopped, like the Muslim attack on Manchester.”

Bizarrely, he then told her he had passed a forklift drivers’ course.

Mr Abrahams said Seabrook sent racist texts and expressed views about killing Muslims.

Psychiatrists found later he was fascinated by the Third Reich and Hitler in particular.

He had a previous conviction for arson, writing racist graffiti and leaving a note in a library calling for immigrants to be banned from using it.

Alex Bousfield, defending, said there was no suggestion Seabrook had ever taken his weapons out of his flat and that they were more like “bizarre ornaments”.

Seabrook was isolated and stockpiled goods so he would not have to leave his home, the court heard.

Mr Bousfield said: “He has really seen the outside world through media reports and he has picked and chosen those he has taken on board.

“He has become fearful of almost anyone except white males, really.”

Seabrook, who has been diagnosed with a mixed personality disorder, admitted making threats to kill, malicious communication, making threats to destroy property and having articles with intent to destroy property.

He was sentenced via a videolink from prison.

Judge Simon Bourne-Arton sentenced Seabrook to eight years custody with an extended two year licence period.

After deeming him dangerous, the judge said: “The weapons were very basic, nevertheless of a very violent type which could have resulted in extreme injury, if not death, if put to use.”

He made an order banning Seabrook from going within 200 metres of a mosque when he is released and said Seabrook had a long history of espousing right wing ideology.

Sharon Elves, of the Crown Prosecution Service, said: “Liam Seabrook made a clear threat to burn down mosques and attack Muslims in what he believed was ‘retaliation’ for terrorist attacks that had occurred within the UK in previous months.

“From the cache of homemade weapons found at his home, including clubs covered with razor blades and bottles of carefully mixed accelerant for starting fires, it was also clear that he possessed the means to carry out his threat.

“The Crown Prosecution Service has worked closely with Cleveland Police to build a robust case against Liam Seabrook, leaving him with little option but to plead guilty to these very serious offences.”

Detective Constable Gerri Harris, from Stockton Operational Crime Team, said: “The sentence today sends a clear warning that if you make threats to harm people and create dangerous weapons in order to do so, there will be serious consequences.

“Liam Seabrook is clearly a dangerous man and the fact that he will remain in prison means that the public are protected from him for some time.”

Northern Echo

Teenager jailed after trying to have sex in an AMBULANCE when paramedics left the doors open while collecting a 92-year-old patient

Kyle Hargreaves was caught kissing a girl on a stretcher in the ambulance
When confronted, the 18-year-old replied ‘we are just trying to have sex’
He punched paramedic Michael Newman three times and spat in his face

An 18-year-old who assaulted a paramedic after he was caught trying to have sex in an ambulance has been jailed.

Paramedics found Kyle Hargreaves kissing a girl on a stretcher in the back of the vehicle, which had been called to an address in Grimsby, Lincolnshire.

The ambulance crew had left the doors open while they collected a 92-year-old man with chest pain from inside the property.

They returned to find Hargreaves and the girl, who has not been named, lying on top of each other.

When confronted by paramedic Michael Newman, Hargreaves said: ‘What’s your problem? We are just trying to have sex’.

The teenager then punched Mr Newman three times as the patient was being carried out to the vehicle.

Hargreaves, of Immingham, Lincolnshire, pleaded guilty to assaulting Mr Newman and breaching his Antisocial Behaviour Order by using threatening behaviour towards him.

He was jailed for two years and eight months at Grimsby Crown Court.

The court was told that the ambulance responded to the call shortly after 10pm on February 15.

One of the crew left the back doors of the ambulance open, which is normal practice, when he brought a chair inside for the man.

In the few minutes the crew were away, Hargreaves and the girl, sneaked inside.

When paramedic Michael Newman returned to the vehicle, he found Hargreaves and the girl kissing on the stretcher. He said they appeared to have been drinking.

He told them to get out of the ambulance because the crew needed to take the patient to hospital. Hargreaves told him they were ‘trying to have sex’.

The teenager threatened the crew before punching Mr Newman three times in the face, the court heard.

The 92-year-old man, who was still in the carry chair, was protected by an ambulance technician and the patient’s son at the time.

The panic button on the crew’s radio was used to alert the police.

The girl who was with Hargreaves bit ambulance technician William Heron on his hand. Mr Newman suffered a huge black eye, a cut to his nose and a nose bleed.

Hargreaves spat saliva and blood into Mr Newman’s face.

The crew restrained Hargreaves until the police arrived by holding him down. Another crew was sent out to take the pensioner to hospital.

Judge David Tremberg branded the punching and spitting assault on the paramedic ‘disgusting’ and ‘uncivilised’ behaviour towards a paramedic who was just doing his job.

Craig Lowe, mitigating, said Hargreaves had a long history of offending and he faced longer custodial sentences if he did not tackle his drinking.

After the hearing, Steve Pratten, of the East Midlands Ambulance Service, said: ‘This was a disgraceful act, not only to attack an emergency ambulance crew while they were engaged on their duties and were trying to look after a patient, but it was also completely selfish and completely irresponsible because of what they were trying to use the ambulance for.

‘We are very pleased with the sentence. We think it reflects the serious nature of the incident.

‘We are also pleased that the Crown Prosecution Service has worked with us and Humberside Police in being able to get a conviction.

‘It sends a clear message that any form of violence and aggression to any of our staff will not be tolerated.’

Mr Pratten said the pensioner needed to go to hospital but did not suffer any serious effects from being caught up in the violent incident.

‘Both of our staff have been supported by East Midlands Ambulance Service through counselling and occupational health services.

‘The technician who was bitten on the hand had to have a series of injections.

‘Both crew members returned to work the following day for their shifts, a sign of their professionalism and dedication in returning to work and taking no sickness time.

Hargreaves admitted separate matters of robbery and theft against a newsagents on the same day.

The ASBO had been made at Grimsby Youth Court on February 25, 2013.
Daily Mail