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AN activist for the far-right English Defence League who stood in the recent Rotherham by election has been remanded in jail on burglary charges.

Brian Clint Bristow, usually known as Clint, came last in the November 29 by-election with just 29 votes.

A little over two weeks later, on December 16, the 39-year-old was charged by Humberside police with burglary. After being refused bail, he was remanded in custody and spent Christmas in jail.

The case was transferred to Hull Crown Court where he pleaded guilty to burglary on December 21. Bristow was remanded in custody and will be sentenced on January 22.

He is charged with trespassing on private property and stealing toiletries, money and a mobile phone then making threats of violence.

The offence took place in Bempton, near Bridlington.

There was a blank space next to Bristow’s name in the political party section on the ballot paper in November’s by-election in Rotherham, but he worked as a local organiser for the English Defence League in Doncaster.

His election leaflets bore the EDL logo and urged voters: “For your children and grandchildren, vote Clint Bristow!”

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Other crimes committed by Clint Bristow can be found here and here


A MAN who wielded knives, broke down his neighbours’ front door and threatened to kill them, has been jailed.

Leeds Crown Court heard how Daniel Smith had 167 previous convictions before he was locked up for 10 further offences today.

The 39-year-old was not present for his sentencing because he was taken back to Armley prison from the court at lunchtime after destroying two toilets in the court cells.

Smith pleaded guilty to charges of burglary, common assault, possessing an offensive weapon and making threats to kill at a hearing in May.

Today, the court heard how on August 26 last year, Smith hurled racist abuse at a family living near him in Victoria Road, Thornhill Lees.

He attacked their front door with a knife and eventually broke it down.

When inside the house, he threatened to kill the occupants before he was forced back outside.

Sentencing, Judge Guy Kearl QC, said: “They were very real threats, the victims believed, being confronted in their house by a man who they believed was going to kill them.”

Smith was sentenced to nine years in prison and given a restraining order banning him from having any contact with family or entering Victoria Road.

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A HAPLESS thief from Buckhurst Hill has escaped jail for his part in a raid on a supermarket, after he and another accomplice went to a police station to ask about a third man who had already been arrested for the crime.

Conor Thorne, 18, of Cherry Tree Rise in Buckhurst Hill, went to Barkingside police station just hours after the robbery at the nearby branch of Somerfield in the early hours of Sunday March 7.

Thorne and Eliot Jones, 18, of Keswick Gardens in Ilford, went to the station to ask about the whereabouts of Rocky-Lee Beale, also 18, of Purleigh Way, Woodford Green, who was arrested while fleeing the scene earlier that morning.

The pair were promptly arrested when officers identified them.

The three men along with, were all given conditional discharges for 18 months, after pleading guilty at Redbridge Magistrates Court on Monday March 8.

Police were called at around 2:27am after a nearby residents saw the three breaking into the supermarket.

The men were also seen on CCTV running away from the store, having stolen some alcoholic drinks.

On arriving at the scene, officers heard shouting from the junction of Virginia Gardens and the High Street, and arrived to see three men running away.

Police gave chase before catching up with Beale and arrested him on suspicion of burglary.Guardian Series