English Defence League founder shouted abuse at reporter’s home and threatened to keep coming back

Tommy Robinson has been given a five-year stalking protection order after he shouted abuse outside the home of a journalist and threatened to repeatedly return to her address.

The founder of the English Defence League, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, went to the property of the Independent’s home affairs correspondent Lizzie Dearden and her boyfriend, Samuel Partridge, in January of this year.

Westminster magistrates court heard he stood outside Dearden’s house and shouted unsubstantiated allegations about Partridge.

The deputy chief magistrate Tan Ikram said Robinson’s behaviour “crossed the line between mere harassment and stalking” at a hearing on Wednesday.

The court previously heard Robinson had hired a private investigator to find information out about Dearden after a request for comment she made, through his solicitors, on a story alleging that he misused money donated by his supporters.

Ikram said that after obtaining Dearden’s address, Robinson had arrived around 10pm, calling for her to come to the door and shouting claims that Partridge was a paedophile.

The magistrate “wholly rejected” that Robinson had attended the address to “exercise his right to reply” to the article, saying that he had been there to intimidate her and adding there was “not a shred of evidence” that the claims about Partridge were true.

“The complainant refused to come out or engage with the defendant,” he said.

“The defendant reacted by saying that he would come back to her address ‘every night’.

“In my judgment, that crosses the line in this case between mere harassment and acts associated with stalking in that he threatened to repeatedly return to her home address.

“The defendant was arrested before he could carry out his threat.

“I find that the intention of the defendant turning up at a journalist’s house at past 10pm was clear: to intimidate her.”

Ikram also rejected Robinson’s claim he had been “calm” throughout the incident, saying that it contradicted other undisputed witness accounts from neighbours.

He said: “Ms Dearden has said she felt extremely shaken, distressed and unsafe and afraid to go outside.

“The defendant clearly poses and continues to pose a risk to the complainant’s physical and psychological wellbeing.”

Robinson, who attended court in person, walked out of the courtroom part way through the hearing and did not return as the order was passed.

Under the conditions of the order Robinson is prohibited from contacting Dearden or Partridge, or attending any places where they live and work, unless specifically invited for interview.

He is also prohibited from publishing any material concerning, or making any reference to Dearden or Partridge, directly or indirectly, on any websites, on social media, or in print.

Robinson will be able to respond to the judgment and future articles written by Dearden with “legitimate comment” but without reference to his allegations against Partridge.

The Guardian

A man carried out an anti-Semitic graffiti campaign in which he called Jewish and gay people “gray aliens”, a court has heard.

Nicholas Lalchan, 49, used black marker pens to deface bus stops in London.

The graffiti appeared in areas with large Jewish communities, such as Edgware, Hendon and Finchley, between February and July 2019.

Mr Lalchan admits being behind the graffiti but denies he was motivated by religious or racial hatred.

He is on trial at Aldersgate House Nightingale court in central London, which was set up as part of plans to clear a backlog of cases following the Covid-19 pandemic.

Opening the trial, prosecutor David Patience said the graffiti was motivated by hostility towards Jewish people.

‘Fourth Reich’

He said the graffiti made reference to a “New World Order” and encouraged online searches for conspiracy theories.

Mr Patience said the writing was “seen by Jewish people and non-Jewish people who were distressed and reported it to the police”.

Mr Lalchan was arrested at his home in Edmonton, north London, after a community support officer recognised him as the person released in a still image of the culprit, the jury heard.

At the time, the defendant was carrying a backpack containing black marker pens and leaflets saying similar things to the graffiti.

A search of his home revealed more leaflets and pens and a USB stick containing material making reference to Jewish people and conspiracy theories, the court heard.

On being told he was being charged, Mr Lalchan allegedly said: “New World Order. The Fourth Reich. We will see.”

Mr Lalchan admits criminal damage and possessing an article with intent to commit criminal damage, but denies further charges alleging the damage was religiously and racially aggravated and stirring up racial hatred.

The trial continues.

BBC News

A FORMER English Defence League ‘commander’ illegally ran a team of door staff who were dispatched to work in East Lancashire pubs and clubs.

Bernard Holmes was arrested after an investigation revealed he had submitted false paperwork to secure a licence from the Security Industry Authority (SIA) in 2018.

Preston Crown Court heard how a tip-off about unlicensed bouncers working at venues in Lancashire led to officers attending the Nags Head in Accrington, where door staff said they worked for a Mr Holmes.

Further checks were undertaken, and it was established that Holmes had used false paperwork belonging to his uncle to register with the SIA, undertake training and obtain the necessary paperwork for his licence.

That allowed him to form a company, RR Ryan Response Ltd, to front his recruitment of door staff.

Prosecuting, Bob Sastry, said: “The man was contacted, and he spoke to SIA officers and he confirmed that he was in fact the uncle of Mr Holmes. It then became very clear that Mr Holmes had used his uncle’s name to apply to the SIA for the licence.”

The court heard how Holmes has 13 convictions arising from 21 offences – including six offences of battery, two of actual bodily harm and one of grievous bodily harm.

In 2019 the far-right thug was jailed for three years after he choked, headbutted and ripped out chunks of his ex-girlfriend’s hair. A court report from the time also showed how he threw her to the floor, kicked her and bit her on the face and mouth during the four-hour attack.

Holmes, who led EDL protests outside Blackburn’s Haslingden Road KFC dressed as a chicken in 2010, fled after beating up the woman but gave himself in after 10 days.

The 35-year-old pleaded guilty to two counts of fraud and one count of possession of a controlled article for use in fraud during an earlier court hearing.

Speaking about the pre-sentence report which had been written prior to the sentencing, defence barrister Tom Lord addressed the ‘unrealistic recommendation’ that the offending could be dealt with without a custodial sentence.

He said: “There is at times perhaps a generosity that has been extended to this defendant which isn’t reconciled with the presentation today or in fact the activities he was seen to pursue at the time.

“Without being too disparaging to the author of the report, the recommendation is unrealistic – he himself queried why this is not crossing the custody threshold, we make that concession.

“Where I do rely on the analysis is that this defendant is not sophisticated; he is or was at the time, somebody who was more of a chancer, knowing full well he wouldn’t qualify for a badge given his history.

“He is now undertaking the building better relationships program. In my respectful submission perhaps, the court would see that the wind is blowing more in the direction of rehabilitation in respect of my submissions.

“An immediate custodial sentence would be a progression back – he would lose the opportunity to undertake that course, which is part of the rehabilitation aspect of his previous domestic violence convictions.

“Regrettably he seems to be someone who is predisposed to violence and dishonesty.”

Sentencing Holmes, of Bolton Road, Blackburn, Judge Simon Medland QC said: “It [the security industry] is a very valuable commodity, and it is important that those who are charged with that extremely difficult job of being on the doors of licenced premises, are suitable people for doing so and given the defendant’s antecedents, it’s hardly surprising that the SIA would have taken the view that he wasn’t.”

He continued: “You have a long history of periodic outbursts of violence and conduct which is serious. The result of that is that you have spent not insignificant periods in custody. Because of that background you knew when you were undertaking this process that if you went through the normal channels of applications, you would never have received your badge.

“You went about matters in a devious way – there are elements of cunning about what you did in order to circumvent this and it worked for a short period of time – about 10 shifts.

“It has to be said however that the origins of this case lie in conduct by you in August 2018 and it’s now September 2021.

“In the meantime you have served a not insubstantial sentence for offences of a violent nature.

“However, you pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity of this court and therefore I am going to step back from immediate custody in this case.”

Holmes was jailed for 12 months, suspended for two years and must undertake 30 rehabilitation requirement days and 120 hours unpaid work.

Jen Hart, the SIA’s criminal investigation manager, said: “This is a complicated and a devious fraud. This case demonstrates that the SIA will always seek to identify those who are abusing the licensing system designed to protect the public. The severity of the sentence demonstrates that the court thought so too.”

Lancashire Post

A 16-year-old boy set up an extremist right-wing group including a member who plotted a terrorism attack, it can now be revealed.

Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard the teenager ran “The British Hand” from 5 August last year when he was 14 on the encrypted Telegram app.

One group member, Matthew Cronjager, from Essex, was convicted of planning terrorist acts on 3 September.

The cases can now be linked after reporting restrictions were lifted.

The teenager, from south Derbyshire, vetted others in private chat groups where they talked about “doing something” against ethnic minorities and discussed weapons, the court heard.

In one post, he wrote in capital letters: “I am planning an attack against the Dover coast where every Muslim and refugee has been given safety if you’re interested tell me now.”

He was given a two-year youth referral order on Thursday.
‘Entrenched views’

The teenager, who has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, pleaded guilty in June to disseminating a terrorist publication called the Anarchy Cookbook Version 2000, disseminating a terrorist publication, and encouraging terrorism.

He downloaded a video of the Christchurch mosque attacks in New Zealand, and also has previous convictions for hate crimes, including threatening to blow up a mosque in January 2020.

Chief magistrate Paul Goldspring said the boy – who also received a three-year criminal behaviour order – had shown “seemingly entrenched views”.

Mr Goldspring said the facts of the case “give rise to genuine concerns” about the boy, but added a short custodial sentence would “serve little or no purpose”.

“I can’t emphasise how close you came to a further period of custody,” he said. “Until last night I was going to do so.

“I changed my sentencing reasons at about 11pm last night – that is how close you came.”

Teenage neo-Nazi Matthew Cronjager is facing a jail sentence in “double figures”, the court heard

The boy’s case is connected to the conviction of 18-year-old Cronjager, who was found guilty at the Old Bailey last week.

The court heard he wanted to shoot an Asian friend over boasts that he slept with “white chicks”.

He tried to get hold of a 3D printed gun or a sawn-off shotgun to kill his teenage target, whom he likened to a “cockroach”.

Prosecutor Alistair Richardson said Cronjager is facing a sentence in “double figures” after his conviction for preparing acts of terrorism, and disseminating terrorist publications on Telegram.

Another 16-year-old boy from Kent, who was a member of the Telegram chat group, admitted disseminating a terrorist publication called the White Resistance Manual by sending an electronic link in August which allowed others to access it.

He was handed a 12-month youth referral order by Mr Goldspring, who said he did not want to interrupt his education.

“You have a bright future, I have seen your GCSE results,” he said.

“You didn’t encourage anyone to carry out acts of terrorism and there is no evidence you planned to do so. You had a subordinate role to (the other boy).”

BBC News

An aristocrat convicted yesterday of an antisemitic attack is closely associated with a conspiracy theorist who believes the world is controlled by alien serpents.

Piers Portman, left, at court with Matthew Delooze, who believes in a serpent cult
TIMES PHOTOGRAPHER RICHARD POHLE

Piers Portman, 50, whose father is the 9th Viscount Portman, called the head of an antisemitism campaign “Jewish scum” in a confrontation after the sentencing of a Holocaust denier.

He had admitted telling the campaigner he was being persecuted by “Jewish tyrants posing as victims” and was convicted at Southwark crown court yesterday of religiously aggravated harassment.

The former society figure was accompanied at his trial by Matthew Delooze, an author who believes reptilian aliens secretly rule the world using human puppets including the royal family and celebrities.

Relatives and friends of the scion of the Portman family, whose £2 billion property empire dates back to a gift from Henry VIII, have become increasingly concerned about his behaviour since he met Delooze, 62.

Portman, who has described having a £300 million stake in the family trust and an income of £80,000 a month, helped Delooze set up a company to publish his theories of the “serpent cult” and paid for his home.

Portman’s privileged upbringing and education at Harrow is in stark contrast to Delooze, who has said he grew up in Burnley, Lancashire.

Delooze claims that as a six-year-old he was taken in a spacecraft by a beautiful woman who told him he would save the world. He was placed in care and later sentenced to borstal before becoming a factory worker. The author has described having an “epiphany” about a serpent cult in 1998 while preparing to kill himself.

Portman is one of four sons of the 9th Viscount’s second marriage. He married Lucy Thompson at St Mary Abbots Church in Kensington, west London, in 1995. Thompson, then 22, is the only daughter of Lieutenant Colonel Sir Christopher Thompson, 56, equerry to Prince Michael of Kent. Their daughter, Willow, was the first female born into the Portman family in 39 years.

After the marriage ended, Portman married the PR supremo Tracy Brower, who is Jewish, in 2004. Their marriage crumbled as Portman made a number of visits to Brazil, where he took a hallucinogenic drug and began sending letters to newspapers and prominent people stating he was being persecuted.

Soon after their introduction, Delooze had been invited by Portman to join him at an “ayahuasca workshop” held at an eco-lodge resort in Bahia, northeast Brazil. Ayahuasca is a hallucinogenic traditionally used by shamans in the Amazon. Delooze recorded how the drug confirmed that the world was an illusion created “by a very deceptive force, and we live lives that the hijackers want us to live”.

In a letter denouncing the Royal Courts of Justice, he had suggested the Talmud, a Jewish legal text, was discriminatory against gentiles and “goys” [non-Jews].

Portman wrote to Gideon Falter, chairman of the Campaign Against Antisemitism, in January 2018 claiming that his own wife and her divorce lawyer, Baroness Shackleton of Belgravia, who is also Jewish, were “greedy, grasping, thieving and lying criminal manipulator[s] of the system”.

Five months later he approached Falter after the sentencing of Alison Chabloz-Tyrer, a notorious antisemite and Holocaust denier. He denied calling Falter “Jewish scum”, saying: “I am an honourable British man who was brought up to show respect to a fellow human.”

Judge Gregory Perrins said all sentencing options including custody would be considered when Portman returns to court on October 22.

The Times

If he doesn’t obey the judge he will go to jail

A young Nazi sympathizer who downloaded bomb-making instructions has been sentenced to read classic novels including Pride and Prejudice instead.

Judge Timothy Spencer QC told Ben John, 21, he could stay out of prison as long as he steered clear of white-supremacy literature and and read books and plays by Jane Austen, William Shakespeare, Thomas Hardy and Charles Dickens.

The former De Montfort University student will have to return to court every four months to be tested on his reading by the judge after avoiding jail “by the skin of his teeth”.

John had first been identified as a terror risk days after his 18th birthday and was referred to the Prevent programme but carried on downloading “repellant” right-wing documents as well as a manual which contained bomb-making instructions.

He also read about the Nazis and wrote a letter raging against gay people, immigrants and liberals.

On August 11 this year he was found guilty by a jury of possessing information likely to be useful for preparing an act of terror. The court heard the conviction had a maximum jail sentence of 15 years.

But Judge Spencer concluded his crime was likely to be “an act of teenage folly” and an isolated incident.

He told John at the sentencing hearing today: “You are a lonely individual with few if any true friends.”

He added John was “highly susceptible” to recruitment by others more prone to action but said: “I am not of the view that harm was likely to have been caused.”

He made John promise him not to research any more right-wing materials.

The judge asked John: “Do you promise me that?”

John replied: “I promise.”

The judge then asked him: “Have you read Dickens? Austen? Start with Pride and Prejudice and Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities. Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.

“Think about Hardy. Think about Trollope.

“On January 4 you will tell me what you have read and I will test you on it.

“I will test you and if I think you are [lying to] me you will suffer.

“I will be watching you, Ben John, every step of the way. If you let me down you know what will happen.”

He then told John’s barrister, Harry Bentley: “He has by the skin of his teeth avoided imprisonment.”

John was given a two-year jail sentence suspended for two years plus a further year on licence, monitored by the probation service.

He was also given a five-year Serious Crime Prevention Order requiring him to stay in touch with the police and let them monitor his online activity and up to 30 days on a Healthy Identity Intervention programme.

Earlier in the sentencing hearing Ben Lloyd, prosecuting, told the court John had failed to respond to warnings in the past.

In January 2018 he had come to the attention of the authorities for his extreme views and had meetings with Prevent officers, which aims to de-radicalise young people at risk of extremism.

But in May 2018 John, who is from Lincoln, wrote a letter to his school claiming to be part of “The Lincoln Fascist Underground”, with a tirade against gay people and immigrants, which led to more intensive intervention by Prevent and psychiatric evaluation.

That did not stop him and in April 2019 he copied more than 9,000 right-wing and terror-related documents onto the hard drive of his computer, adding another 2,600 a few months later in August 2019.

Those documents were only discovered in January 2020 after John’s student accommodation in Saxby Street, Highfields, Leicester, was raided by police.

They included seven documents that the judge described as being “many, many viable instructions on how to make devastating explosions”.

Lincolnshire Police had to carry out a forensic examination of his hard drives because they had been wiped by John, of Addison Drive, Lincoln, a month before the raid.

The documents included “a worrying amount of right-wing literature and imagery”.

Judge Spencer said: “It is repellent, this content, to any right-thinking person.

“This material is largely relating to Nazi, fascist and Adolf Hitler-inspired ideology.

“But there was also a substantial quantity of more contemporary material espousing extreme right-wing, white-supremacist material.

“You suggested at trial it was mere academic fascination – I reject that. My view is that to a significant degree you have aligned with these ideologies and to a significant degree have adopted the views expressed as your own.

The bomb-making literature was examined by British military experts at Porton Down near Salisbury and seven of the documents had accurate guides to making firearms, ammunition and explosive devices.

But Mr Bentley, representing John, argued that his client was “very young” and “not likely to cause harm”.

He said that despite still having the documents on his computer throughout 2019 he had been “engaging well” with Prevent team officers at that time. Mr Bentley said the whole case again John was “really about not deleting items on a computer”, which the judge described as an “over-simplification” of the case.

Mr Bentley said: “Violence is the necessary ingredient of terrorism. It is not the prosecution case he was planning a terrorist attack.

“He was fascinated by extreme right-wing views and shared those views himself.

“He was a young man who struggled with emotions, however he is plainly an intelligent young man and now has a greater insight.

“He is by no means a lost cause and is capable of living a normal, pro-social life.”

At the end of the hearing, the judge commended all the officers who worked on the case.

Commenting on the sentence, Counter Terrorism Policing East Midlands Detective Inspector James Manning, who led the investigation, said: “This was a young man who could be anyone’s son, studying at university, and living one life in public, while conducting another in private.

“He possessed a wealth of National Socialist and anti-Semitic material which indicated a fascination and belief in a white supremacist ideology along with support for an extreme satanic group which is increasingly of concern for law enforcement agencies.

“The terrorist material he was found in possession of is extremely dangerous, and he acquired this to further his ideology.

“It indicates the threat that he and other followers of this hateful ideology pose to national security.

“It was not light reading, or material most would concern themselves with for legitimate reasons. This has been a long and complex investigation over the course of 11 months.”

De Montfort University confirmed John was a criminology student when he was arrested but had been suspended with immediate effect on his arrest.

Leicester Mercury

Matthew Cronjager, 18, arrested after unknowingly communicating with undercover police officer

A “fascist” teenager attempted to make a 3D gun and drew up plans for a storage bunker as part of a far-right terror plot, a court has heard.

Matthew Cronjager, 18, is accused of preparing acts of terrorism and running a social media channel that encouraged attacks.

He denies the charges but on the first day of his trial on Tuesday, he admitted four separate offences of possessing information useful to a terrorist.

Prosecutor Alistair Richardson told the Old Bailey that Mr Cronjager held “fascist beliefs” and hated Jews, Muslims, non-white people and the LGBT+ community.

“He wanted to bring about his own revolution, based on his own racist ideology,” Mr Richardson told jurors.

“To that end, he sought to produce a firearm using a 3D printer, he made plans for storage of firearms in preparation for his violent acts, and he provided instructions and funds to others in order to secure the manufacture of a firearm.”

The court heard that Mr Cronjager was unknowingly communicating with an undercover police officer, and was arrested in December.

Mr Richardson said that examinations of the defendant’s iPhone, laptop and USB devices showed that he had been “obtaining manuals to help him prepare” and had downloaded a large volume of extreme right-wing propaganda.

Material found on his devices including the footage of the Christchurch mosque shootings, where Brenton Tarrant murdered 51 Muslim victims in March 2019.

Mr Cronjager also possessed material containing instructions to create improvised explosives, incendiary devices, homemade guns, ammunition and silencers.

The jury was shown a video downloaded in September 2019, which showed ammunition being loaded and had subtitles saying the “tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants”.

“When it’s all said and done you will be asked what you did in this time of peril. You’ll be able to rejoice that you did it for them, the future of our race,” the subtitles continue. “We will not sit idly by while we are dismantled and replaced.”

Mr Richardson said the material found “clearly demonstrated the defendant’s support for the extreme right-wing cause, and his commitment to violence to bring about his ideology”.

“In furtherance of his cause, he set up an online library where he and those of a like mind could store their propaganda and their terrorist manuals,” he added.

The alleged library was a channel on the encrypted Telegram messaging application, which the court heard “provided a service to others” that enabled them to obtain terrorist documents and encouraged attacks.

Mr Cronjager, of Ingatestone in Essex, denies preparing acts of terrorism and disseminating terrorist publications. The trial continues.

The Independent

Nazi-supporting Jason Dickeson targeted Muslims, Jews, Roman Catholics and Mexicans in a vile rant

A racist who hurled abuse at a Sikh schoolboy and assaulted the youngster’s friend has been jailed for 20 months.

Nazi-supporting Jason Dickeson targeted Muslims, Jews, Roman Catholics and Mexicans in a vile rant.

His behaviour left school pupils in East Kilbride “absolutely terrified,” Hamilton Sheriff Court heard this week.

Dickeson, 48, of Catacol Grove, East Kilbride, admitted assaulting a 15-year-old boy in Westwood Square on October 2, 2019.

He also admitted threatening or abusive behaviour aggravated by religious and racial prejudice.

Neil Thomson, prosecuting, said Dickeson, who had been drinking, confronted a group of three boys as they went to shops at lunchtime.

Earlier a woman had overheard him making comments, including reference to Nazis, and was so upset she hurried home and contacted the police.

Mr Thomson told the court: “The accused directed his attention at a 15-year-old Sikh boy, shouting ‘F**k Mohammed and f**k Sikhism’.

“The boy was upset and turned back towards his school.

“Dickeson followed him and his friends, swinging a walking stick above his head and brandishing a bottle.

“This caused concern to other school pupils and members of the public who moved away from the area.

“Dickeson continued to follow the three boys and struck one of them with the stick, causing a laceration to his scalp.

“The boys then ran back to their school. In statements later, they said they were absolutely terrified by the accused’s behaviour.”

Mr Thomson said police officers arrived to find Dickeson shouting phrases including ‘Sieg Heil’, ‘Fenian b****rds’, ‘I’ll gas you Jews’ and ‘Build the wall’.

Defence agent Jackson Bateman claimed Dickeson was hurt in a scuffle with other youngsters earlier and needed hospital treatment.

The solicitor added: “He has an alcohol problem and fell off the wagon so to speak when he was made redundant from his job as a lab technician the month before this incident.

“He went through a mental health crisis.”

Mr Bateman said Dickeson lives alone but has a son with whom he has contact.

He has taken steps to address his drink problem and Mr Bateman suggested “on a margin” he could be spared prison.

Passing sentence, Sheriff Alasdair MacFadyen told Dickeson: “I dare say you are not the first person with an alcohol problem to be made redundant.

“You are a mature individual and are responsible for your actions.

“You chose to get intoxicated to the extent that you made shockingly offensive racist remarks that terrified schoolchildren.

“You then perpetrated an entirely unprovoked assault on a schoolboy.

“It was absolutely disgraceful behaviour.”

Two years ago Dickeson was electronically tagged for making Nazi salutes in East Kilbride town centre.

Last year he was given a community payback order after he was spotted scrawling swastikas on the road outside his home.

He told neighbours they were “not welcome in my community” and threatened to burn down their homes.

Dickeson also claimed to be a pal of right wing extremist Tommy Robinson.

Daily Record

Alison Chabloz-Tyrer tried to appeal conviction for making offensive comments
She was sentenced to 18 weeks in jail in April but this has now risen to 32 weeks
Anti-Semitic blogger, 57, stated the Holocaust is used as an ‘eternal cash cow’
Musician previously shared song which described Auschwitz as a ‘theme park’

An anti-Semitic campaigner who once compared Auschwitz to a ‘theme park’ saw her jail sentence increased to 32 weeks after she lost her appeal.

Alison Chabloz-Tyrer, 57, was convicted of using ‘grossly offensive terminology’ on a US podcast and had been handed a suspended prison sentence in May 2018.

Chabloz-Tyrer then denied but was convicted of sending further grossly offensive comments on a public communications network at Westminster Magistrates’ Court.

She was sentenced to 18 weeks jail in April this year and appealed against her conviction at Southwark Crown Court.

On losing her appeal, the 57-year-old has had her sentence increased from 18 weeks to 32 weeks after a judge activated part of the suspended prison sentence for prior offences.

The blogger stated that the Holocaust is used as an ‘eternal cash cow,’ and that Hitler wanted the Jews out of Europe for behaving ‘in a certain fashion as we’re seeing again today’.

She asserted that the gas chambers were not ‘homicidal,’ but used ‘to save lives from typhus epidemics’.

Chabloz-Tyrer added that Jews who ‘don’t conform,’ should be deported.

She had made six ‘grossly offensive’ comments on far-right podcast ‘Realist Radio’ and ‘The Graham Hart Show’.

She also linked to the latter podcast on her account on Gab, a social media platform popular with extremists.

Chabloz-Tyrer was convicted of three charges for posting offensive songs about the Holocaust and handed a suspended jail sentence in May 2018.

In the songs, the music teacher who refers to herself a ‘historical revisionist’, sings: ‘Did the Holocaust ever happen? ‘Was it just a bunch of lies? Seems that some intend to pull the wool over our eyes.’

She said Auschwitz is ‘a theme park just for fools’ and ‘the gassing zone, a proven hoax, indoctrination rules.’

The holocaust denier had also appealed against those original convictions – but a judge upheld them at Southwark Crown Court in February 2019.

Chabloz-Tyrer has since breached her suspended sentence by ranting anti-Semitic comments as she telephoned in twice as a guest to anti-Semitic far-right podcasts, Realist Report and The Graham Hart Show.

The musician claimed in the podcasts that Jewish parents are ‘indoctrinating their children that their grandparents were gassed because they were Jews’, turning the children into ‘psychopathic maniacs’, the court heard.

She also claimed the Auschwitz gas chambers were fake, and that Jews ‘were promoting homosexuality, promiscuity, the same things they are promoting today.’

Chabloz-Tyrer, of Boundary Rd, St Johns Wood, lost her appeal against conviction of three counts of sending by a public communications network an offensive, indecent or menacing message or material.

Judge Martin Beddoe, sitting with magistrates, upheld her latest conviction and reimposed part of the suspended sentence she breached, making the total to 32 months.

He dismissed Chabloz-Tyrer’s earlier comments that hate crime do not generate violence, adding that the court’s experience was this was ‘that they very much do’.

‘In your case there is no material mitigation that can be found.

‘That you lost your job in 2014 and have since become the subject of Internet trolling seems to be very clearly the consequences of your auctions.

‘It can’t surprise you that your perverse or offensive views are likely to provoke anger.

‘Stop expressing them in public and the trolling is likely to abate,’ said the judge.

‘There is a balance between reasonable comment and grossly offensive.

‘You know where that line is, and you certainly know that now.’

Dressed in a navy suit, a defiant Chabloz-Tyrer told the judge ‘I hope to have a jury trial next time’ as she was led down to the cells.

Chabloz-Tyrer had been banned from broadcasting, posting on the internet or in any form, any reference to Judaism, the Jewish faith, the Jewish people, the Holocaust, World War two, Israel, or any member of the Nazi party.

She was sentenced to 32 weeks in prison and ordered to pay £1,800 in costs.

Earlier this month Graham Hart was jailed for 32 months and banned from broadcasting for ten years for spreading racial hatred in his internet show.

Stephen Silverman, Director of Investigations and Enforcement at Campaign Against Antisemitism, said: ‘Six years ago, we watched in horror as Alison Chabloz made liberal use of social media to abuse and harass the descendants of Holocaust victims, accuse Jews of endorsing paedophilia and murdering Christian children and bait rabbis with tweets that exonerated Hitler.

‘We decided then that, however long it took and whatever obstacles were put in our way, we would ensure that British Jews were protected against her virulent antisemitism.

‘With this enhanced custodial sentence that draws together her numerous convictions, she is now reaping the rewards of her own hateful behaviour.

‘Jew haters like Ms Chabloz and the recently-convicted radio host Graham Hart now know that we will not rest in our defence of the Jewish community. Others with similar views should take note.’

Daily Mail

A former Sunday league manager whose racist outburst on social media sparked fears of violent reprisals has been locked up.

Sheffield United fan Jake Henderson posted the 50-second tirade on Snapchat after watching a Covid-19 briefing led by home secretary Priti Patel, on January 21, a court heard.

The 30-year-old, of Retford, made a number of unpublishable racial insults and added: “As a white man I won’t be listening to people of colour because they’re no good in positions of power.”

Prosecutor Dan Church said Henderson deleted the video after only ten minutes, but his childhood friend, Robert Cumming, reposted it, along with the line: “Haters gonna be hating” and four laughing emojis.

Mansfield Magistrates’ Court heard Henderson has about 200 Snapchat followers, and 26-year-old Cumming, of Edlington, Doncaster, believed only 70 people saw his re-post.

The video was uploaded by a third party to Twitter, where it went viral. Some of Henderson’s social media comments – in which he bragged about being banned from Facebook for racism – were also collected and re-posted by a third party.

A Rotherham Borough councillor said: “The comments are very extreme and were not made in a joking manner. They were not off-hand racist comments – it was an ideological view.”

An English Defence League (EDL) hoodie was found in his property, and Henderson admitted attending one rally, but said he was no longer affiliated with the far-right organisation, and denied he was a white supremacist.

The court heard he has previous convictions for assault from 2012, and was convicted of threatening to fire-bomb a taxi company, in March 2015.

Rebecca Penfold, for Henderson, said. “He was having a difficult time at work and he found lockdown particularly difficult.

“In drink, he made a horrid video. He is exceptionally sorry for what he has done. He sent it to a closed group and then it went viral.”

She said that since the offence, Henderson has received death threats, his parents have needed police protection and he became suicidal. He lost his job, his relationship ended and he was forced to sell his home.

“His entire life crumbled away,” said Ms Penfold. “He has effectively become a hermit.”

She said that his friendship with Cumming also ended and he has lost his coaching role at a local Sunday league football team.

Ms Penfold said Henderson is now assisting Scotland Yard with information about far-right terrorism and intends to emigrate to France.

Lesley Pidock, for Cumming, said his behaviour was abhorrent, but he didn’t make the video and only shared it to a private group.

“He has no underlying beliefs and there is no evidence to suggest he does,” she said.

Henderson and Cumming both admitted sending a grossly offensive message by a public communication network which was racially-aggravated, and Henderson also admitted possession of cannabis, when they appeared in court, on June 29.

On Thursday, District Judge Andrew Meachin sentenced Henderson to 10 weeks in prison and Cumming to six weeks. They must both pay a £128 surcharge on their release.

Assistant Chief Constable Rob Griffin, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “The recording and subsequent sharing of this video exposed both these men as vile racists. Their disgraceful acts have caused considerable distress to many people and have rightly led to criminal convictions.

Sheffield Star