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A gang of white supremacists convicted of inciting racial hatred for plastering racist stickers around a university campus have been jailed.

Chad Williams-Allen and Garry Jack were both convicted, along with two other men, of inciting racial hatred after plastering offensive stickers across Aston University campus signs in Birmingham in 2016.

Chad Williams-Allen and Garry Jack were both convicted, along with two other men, of inciting racial hatred after plastering offensive stickers across Aston University campus signs in Birmingham in 2016.

Stickers put up at Aston University in Birmingham read “White Zone” and “Britain is ours – the rest must go” on the day of a Black Lives Matter march.

The men also posed for a souvenir-style photo doing Nazi-type salutes.

A judge said they had “potential to cause social unrest and racial tension in the city”.

Chad Williams-Allen, 27, from Bird End, West Bromwich, was sentenced to 21 months in prison during a hearing at Birmingham Crown Court.

Two other men, aged 23 and 27, who cannot be named for legal reasons, were handed 12-month and 16-month sentences respectively.

Garry Jack, 21, formerly of Heathland Road, Shard End, was given a 12-month sentence, suspended for two-years.

The men posed for a photo at Birmingham City University

The men posed for a photo at Birmingham City University

The men, who were caught on the university’s CCTV, accepted posting the 11 stickers, but denied they incited racial hatred.

They insisted they were exercising their right to freedom of speech during the incident on 9 July, 2016.

Judge Paul Farrer QC told them: “The stickers could encourage people to believe that, as you would refer to them, ‘non-whites’ represent a danger to society, and society should be divided along lines of race.”

He also told Williams-Allen, an unemployed welder: “You identified with Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany. You are anti-Semitic and a profound racist

Stickers were also recruitment tools for National Action, which the men were then members of, the judge said.

Images of the men’s handiwork was posted to the extreme far right group’s regional Twitter account soon afterwards, the hearing was told.

Judge Farrer added: “In this way you each intended to stir up racial hatred.

“Your behaviour was calculated to not only undermine these values, but also to foment hatred and unrest in society.”

BBC News

A group of white supremacists have been jailed for plastering racist stickers across a city centre university campus.

After stickering prominent signage on the site, the men then posed for a souvenir-style photo doing Nazi-type salutes and holding the black flag of far-right organisation National Action.

Sentencing the men on Wednesday, a judge said the “pernicious” stickers deposited at Aston University, Birmingham, had “potential to cause social unrest and racial tension in the city”.

Judge Paul Farrer QC, sitting at Birmingham Crown Court, told the men: “The stickers could encourage people to believe that, as you would refer to them ‘non-whites’, represent a danger to society, and society should be divided along lines of race.”

He added that the stickers were also recruitment tools for National Action, of which the men were all then members.

Images of the men’s handiwork was posted to the extreme far right group’s regional Twitter account soon afterwards.

Judge Farrer added: “In this way you each intended to stir up racial hatred.

“We are fortunate to live in a tolerant society.

“Your behaviour was calculated to not only undermine these values, but also to foment hatred and unrest in society.

“The gravity of the offences means it demands immediate imprisonment – with one exception.”

Chad Williams-Allen and Garry Jack were both convicted, along with two other men, of inciting racial hatred after plastering offensive stickers across Aston University campus signs in Birmingham in 2016.

Chad Williams-Allen and Garry Jack were both convicted, along with two other men, of inciting racial hatred after plastering offensive stickers across Aston University campus signs in Birmingham in 2016.

Following a trial last month, Chad Williams-Allen, of Tantany Lane, West Bromwich, and Garry Jack, 22, formerly of Heathland Avenue, Birmingham, were convicted of stirring up racial hatred, alongside two other men who cannot be named for legal reasons.

Williams-Allen, the court heard, played a central role and had a previous conviction for uttering a racially abusive remark at a National Action rally in May 2016, which the judge said was a “significant aggravating factor”.

Farrer told the 27-year-old unemployed welder: “You identified with Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany.

“You are anti-Semitic and a profound racist.

“You made contact with National Action in March 2016, but not require their influence to harbour extreme views on race and multiculturalism.”

Williams-Allen, who had also stated a race war was “inevitable”, was jailed for 21 months with the court hearing how he had provided most of the 11 offensive stickers used on July 9 2016.

The judge sentenced Jack to 12 months for his “subordinate role”, suspending the term for two years, and handing him a five-year criminal behaviour order.

Two other men, a 27-year-old and a 23-year-old, were jailed for 16 months and 12 months respectively for their parts in the enterprise.

After carrying out their stickering, the group bragged about how their activities stirred up offence among “butt-hurt students, sub-humans, and traitors”.

One of the stickers, put on an entrance sign, showed a white figure giving a Nazi-type salute, and carried the words “White Zone – National Action”.

Another read: “Britain is ours – the rest must go.”

A message then later appeared on the Twitter account of the group’s regional arm, the day after the stickering, stating: “The fashy goys (sic) of National Action have hit Aston University campus”.

In 2016 NA became the first far-right group to be banned in the UK.

Then-Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, described the neo-Nazi group as “a racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic organisation”.

The sentences come the day after an alleged member of the group pleaded guilty to preparing acts of terrorism by plotting to murder MP Rosie Cooper last summer.

Jack Renshaw, 23, from Skelmersdale, Lancashire, bought a Gladius Machete to kill the Labour politican last year.

On the opening day of his trial at the Old Bailey, Renshaw pleaded guilty to preparing acts of terrorism as well as making a threat to kill police officer Victoria Henderson.

The court is today due to hear from a whistleblower from the group.
Huffington Post


Four men have today been found guilty after posting extreme right wing stickers across a campus of a city centre university. A fifth man was acquitted.

The four were caught on CCTV on the evening of 9 July 2016 posting the stickers on signage at Aston University with the intention of inciting racial hatred. The stickers were discovered by security staff two days later and reported to police who started a hate crime investigation.

On the same day in Birmingham city centre, a Black Lives Matter demonstration was also being held.

The jury at Birmingham Crown Court took just over four hours to return the guilty verdicts.

The group comprises:

Chad Williams-Allen, aged 26 from Tantany Lane, West Bromwich and Gary Jack, aged 21, from Heathland Road, Shard End.

Two other men also stood trial but cannot be named for legal reasons.

They are due to be sentenced on 1 June.

Detective Chief Superintendent Matt Ward, who heads the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit, said: “We are committed to tackling all forms of extremism which has the potential to threaten public safety and security.”

Anyone who sees or hears something that could be terrorist-related should act on their instincts and call the police in confidence on 0800 789 321. In an emergency, always dial 999. Visit gov.uk/ACT for more information, including how to report extremist or terrorist content that is online.

West Midlands Police

Thomas Johnstone, 29, also reportedly chanted anti-Muslim slogans during a protest organised by the English Defence League

Thomas Johnstone waved an England flag scrawled with 'f*** Islam' across it just 24 hours after Britain voted to leave the EU

Thomas Johnstone waved an England flag scrawled with ‘f*** Islam’ across it just 24 hours after Britain voted to leave the EU

A racist thug waved an England flag scrawled with ‘f*** Islam’ across it – just 24 hours after Britain voted to leave the EU.

Thomas Johnstone also chanted anti-Muslim slogans during an English Defence League protest on Saturday.

The 29-year-old’s chants got louder as Asian drivers or pedestrians passed him while he took part in the demonstration, a court heard.

Around 30 members of the far-right group had gathered outside the Manarat Foundation mosque in Birmingham.

The court heard that on the flag was written ‘no more mosques,’ ‘English ’till I die’ and ‘f*** Islam’.”

Johnstone yesterday admitted two counts of causing religiously aggravated harassment alarm or stress under the Public Order Act at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court.

He also pleaded guilty to obstructing an officer after giving police his brother’s name when arrested.

Johnstone, of Luton, was handed a £400 fine but was told he would not have to pay because of the time he had spent in custody since Saturday.

He remained in custody after being recalled to prison on licence on other matters.

Helen Shipley, prosecuting, said demonstrators were herded by police to one side of the Coventry Road in Birmingham.

Johnstone had a St George’s flag draped around his neck.

Miss Shipley said: “He appeared to film police because he wanted their opinion on a new mosque.

“He removed the flag and was holding it up towards motorists.

“On the flag was written ‘no more mosques’ and ‘English ’till I die’ and ‘f*** Islam’.”

Miss Shipley said Johnstone was also chanting offensive anti-Muslim slogans and got more vocal when Asian drivers or pedestrians passed by.

After being arrested Johnstone gave police the name of his brother but was found out when fingerprint tests revealed his true identity.

Ben Galletti, defending, said Johnstone had been recalled on licence to prison on other matters and was not due for release until June 1 next year.

District Judge Robert Zara fined Johnstone £150 for each of the religiously aggravated offences and £100 for obstructing an officer.

He said: “The maximum penalty for public order offences is only a fine whatever view I may take of your conduct.

“Because you are now a serving prisoner I will deem the time spent in custody since your arrest should serve in default of payment.”

On a Facebook profile page Johnstone appears to be connected to the Coventry branch of the EDL.

A status update from May said: “Before ny1(sic) forms an opinion of what I believe in please google what the EDL fight for.”

Daily Mirror

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A LEADING member of the English Defence League is still on the run after he was jailed for 18 months in his absence.

Dean Kenney, 41, from Bannister Green Villas, Felsted, had already admitted to violent disorder at the 2,000-strong EDL rally in Birmingham city centre in July 2013, along with 15 co-defendants.

But he failed to appear at Birmingham Crown Court for sentencing on January 5 and is believed to have fled the UK.

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said he is on their wanted list, but is no longer being actively pursued.

At the moment, Kenney only faces the violent disorder sentence, but failing to appear before the court can be a separate offence.

In July 2013 members of the far-right organisation clashed with 300 anti-fascist counter-demonstrators and police in Birmingham city centre.

Missiles were thrown, including bottles and rocks, with an estimated £6,000 of damage caused to a hotel.

Essex Chronicle

Two final men have been jailed for violent disorder after they took part in an English Defence League protest in Birmingham.

Michael Wilson, aged 20, was sentenced to a 12 month jail term, while 42-year-old Dean Kenny, was sentenced to 18 months in his absence after failing to attend court. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.

The two sentences bring the total jail term imposed for those who took part in the disorder in 2013 to more than 78 years for the violent disorder, after 50 other men appeared before Birmingham Crown Court in December and earlier this month.

Around 2,000 protesters gathered in Birmingham city centre on July 20, 2013, where ugly scenes were witnessed by police and visitors to the city.

Operations were conducted across the Midlands and further afield to arrest those believed to be involved, with appeals to trace suspects on social media and BBC’s Crimewatch early last year.

The sentencing began on December, 11, 2014 with January 30 seeing the final two sentences being passed bringing the total of defendants to 52.

Superintendent Richard Baker, from Birmingham police, said: “Violence has no place on the streets of Birmingham, regardless of motivation or whatever cause people are supporting.

Express & Star

Jailed for violent disorder at the Birmingham demo in July 2013

Adam Beebee. Jailed for violent disorder at the Birmingham demo in July 2013

Adam Emms

Adam Emms. Jailed for violent disorder at the Birmingham demo in July 2013

Adrian Rimmell

Adrian Rimmell. Jailed for violent disorder at the Birmingham demo in July 2013

Allan Fisher Cribb

Allan Fisher Cribb. Jailed for violent disorder at the Birmingham demo in July 2013.

Andrew Edge

Andrew Edge. Jailed for violent disorder at the Birmingham demo in July 2013.

Andrew Warren McGill

Andrew Warren / McGill. Jailed for violent disorder at the Birmingham demo in July 2013

Anthony Webster

Anthony Webster. Jailed for violent disorder at the Birmingham demo in July 2013

Ashley Rowland

Ashley Rowland. Jailed for violent disorder at the Birmingham demo in July 2013

Benjamin Crowder

Benjamin Crowder. Jailed for violent disorder at the Birmingham demo in July 2013

Christopher Layton

Christopher Layton. Jailed for violent disorder at the Birmingham demo in July 2013

Danny Purvis

Danny Purvis. Jailed for violent disorder at the Birmingham demo in July 2013

Gareth Wall

Gareth Wall. Jailed for violent disorder at the Birmingham demo in July 2013

Gary Watts

Gary Watts. Jailed for violent disorder at the Birmingham demo in July 2013

Jake Hill

Jake Hill. Jailed for violent disorder at the Birmingham demo in July 2013

James Cocks

James Cocks. Jailed for violent disorder at the Birmingham demo in July 2013

James Harrington

James Harrington. Jailed for violent disorder at the Birmingham demo in July 2013.

James Olley Shields

James Olley Shields. Jailed for violent disorder at the Birmingham demo in July 2013

Jamie Wilder

Jamie Wilder. Jailed for violent disorder at the Birmingham demo in July 2013

Jason Harris

Jason Harris. Jailed for violent disorder at the Birmingham demo in July 2013

Joel Smith

Joel Smith. Jailed for violent disorder at the Birmingham demo in July 2013

John Warrender

john Warrender. Jailed for violent disorder at the Birmingham demo in July 2013

Joshua Norrey

Joshua Norrey. Jailed for violent disorder at the Birmingham demo in July 2013

Joshua Wall

Joshua Wall. Jailed for violent disorder at the Birmingham demo in July 2013

Kane Moffatt

Kane Moffatt. Jailed for violent disorder at the Birmingham demo in July 2013

Kenneth Graham

Kenneth Graham. Jailed for violent disorder at the Birmingham demo in July 2013

Lee Hunter

Lee Hunter. Jailed for violent disorder at the Birmingham demo in July 2013

Lee Joshua

Lee Joshua. Jailed for violent disorder at the Birmingham demo in July 2013

Lloyd Lewis

Lloyd Lewis. Jailed for violent disorder at the Birmingham demo in July 2013

Marc Collins

Marc Collins. Jailed for violent disorder at the Birmingham demo in July 2013

Mark Connor

Mark Connor. Jailed for violent disorder at the Birmingham demo in July 2013

Mark Morgan

Mark Morgan. Jailed for violent disorder at the Birmingham demo in July 2013

Matthew Dunn

Matthew Dunn. Jailed for violent disorder at the Birmingham demo in July 2013

Melvyn Parker

Melv Parker. Jailed for violent disorder at the Birmingham demo in July 2013

Michael Dyer

Michael Dyer. Jailed for violent disorder at the Birmingham demo in July 2013

Neil Jones

Neil jones. Jailed for violent disorder at the Birmingham demo in July 2013

otis Bloodworth

Otis Bloodworth. Jailed for violent disorder at the Birmingham demo in July 2013

Phillip Collins

Phillip Collins. Jailed for violent disorder at the Birmingham demo in July 2013.

Ray Pay

Ray Pay. Jailed for violent disorder at the Birmingham demo in July 2013

Scott Davidson

Scott Davidson. Jailed for violent disorder at the Birmingham demo in July 2013

Shane Williams

Shane Williams. Jailed for violent disorder at the Birmingham demo in July 2013.

Simon Reeve

Simon Reeve. Jailed for violent disorder at the Birmingham demo in July 2013

Sonny Marland

Sonny marland. Jailed for violent disorder at the Birmingham demo in July 2013

Steven Cooke

Steven Cooke. Jailed for violent disorder at the Birmingham demo in July 2013

Stuart Snowball

Stuart Snowball. Jailed for violent disorder at the Birmingham demo in July 2013

Thomas Flynn

Thomas Flynn. Jailed for violent disorder at the Birmingham demo in July 2013

Thomas Milner

Thomas Milner. Jailed for violent disorder at the Birmingham demo in July 2013

Thomas Nelson

Thomas Nelson. Jailed for violent disorder at the Birmingham demo in July 2013

Thomas Wilkie

Thomas Wilkie. Jailed for violent disorder at the Birmingham demo in July 2013

William Bartlett

William Bartlett. Jailed for violent disorder at the Birmingham demo in July 2013