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A Millwall fan dubbed the ‘Lion of London Bridge’ after he fought off Islamic terrorists has been given a 21-day curfew for possessing amphetamines.

Roy Larner, 50, was repeatedly stabbed by Jihadis who killed eight and injured 48 others in London Bridge and Borough Market on 3 June 2017.

He famously roared “f**k you, I’m Millwall” as he fought with the killers.

But Larner was caught with two golf-ball sized packages of amphetamines when searched at Newington Butts in Elephant and Castle on January 21.

He was given a 21-day home curfew between 8pm and 6am as part of a community order for possession of the drugs.

Larner has suffered from PTSD and insomnia since he was stabbed in the terrorist attack, Croydon Magistrates’ Court heard.

District Judge Nigel McClean said: “This offence was aggravated by the fact that there was a more serious quantity involved.

“I’m going to make a stand alone community order of a 21-day curfew, you will be required to be at home from 8pm to 6am daily.”

Larner was spared jail in 2018 after a video emerged of him spitting at a black photographer and shouting abuse in Elephant and Castle.

The Millwall fan then launched into a racist outburst at his local MP’s office in Brixton.

He later admitted racially aggravated common assault and religiously aggravated harassment.

Larner was sentenced to eight weeks, suspended for 12 months, for spitting on the photographer and fined £50 for his abuse at the MP’s office.

He was also banned from visiting his MP’s office for two years.

After the London Bridge attack Larner moved to a caravan site outside Canterbury but was then caught with 230 grams of amphetamine on another occasion and handed a 12-month community order.

Larner was then arrested and taken into custody in March last year after he moved back into his mother’s home.

Larner, of Ledbury Street, Southwark, admitted possession of a class B drug and was sentenced to a 21-day curfew.

Daily Mirror

Self-declared white supremacist Leslie Blaney told police ‘non-white English speaking people should leave England and have no part here’

A white supremacist who told a young mother wearing a headscarf to “get back to your own country where you belong” has been convicted of racially aggravated harassment.

Leslie Blaney, 65, “unleashed a torrent of racial abuse” at the victim as she walked in the street with her two young children in Workington, Cumbria.

He was arrested after two passers-by overheard him shouting “various racial insults” and flagged down a passing police van in Murray Road on 1 July, the Crown Prosecution Service said.

During a police interview, Blaney described himself as a white supremacist and said he believed all “non-white English speaking people should leave England and have no part here”.

Asked whether he thought his behaviour was acceptable, he answered: “To me it is.”

Blaney pleaded guilty to racially aggravated behaviour with intent to cause harassment, alarm and distress at Workington Magistrates’ Court on Friday.

Pamela Fee, senior crown prosecutor for northwest England, said: “Leslie Blaney, a self-declared white supremacist, unleashed a torrent of racial abuse at a young mother as she walked down a busy street with her young children, simply because she was wearing a headscarf.

“Spouting such poisonous views in a public place is not acceptable in today’s society and we will continue to bring before the courts those who commit hate crime offences.”

She commended the passers-by who flagged down police, and who were also verbally abused by Blaney after challenging him over the abuse.

Ms Fee said: “Had it not been for their courage and support, the victim would have walked away and Blaney would never had been brought to justice for his deplorable actions.

“I would encourage anyone who hears racist abuse or sees a repeated pattern of racist behaviour to come forward to report it regardless of how minor an incident may initially appear.”

Blaney was sentenced to a 10-week community order with a curfew and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £90 victim surcharge.

His conviction comes after Donald Trump used similar language in a racist attack on four US congresswomen. The president told Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib to “go back” to the “totally broken and crime infested places from which they came”.

Authorities have since been urged to step up protections for Democrat representatives, all of whom are US citizens and three of whom were born in the country.

The Independent

A man has been convicted of racially abusing a Rochdale taxi driver after the New Zealand mosque shootings.

Sean Allen, 33, has been ordered to pay £100 compensation to his victim plus £320 in court costs, and to serve a community order with a six-week curfew.

Police were called to Queensway on 17 March to claims the driver’s passengers referred to the Christchurch attacks while abusing and threatening him.

The case against Natalie Rudman was dismissed by Manchester magistrates.

Both had denied the offence at a previous hearing.

Like Allen, Ms Rudman, 34 and from Heywood, had been charged with racially or religiously aggravated intentional harassment, alarm, or distress.

Allen, of Collyhurst, must also pay an £85 victim surcharge.

The Rochdale incident took place two days after 50 people were killed in two mosque attacks.

BBC News

A pensioner who told a black woman “when Brexit comes you will be gone” during an outburst in a betting shop has been fined £600.

John Keogh, 74, appeared at Croydon Magistrates’ Court and admitted committing a racially aggravated offence on August 30 2018.

In addition to the fine, he was handed a 12-month community order and told to pay costs and compensation to his victim.

John Keogh was fined £600 after telling Anneka Davis ‘when Brexit comes you will be gone’

Keogh lashed out at Anneka Davis while she was working at the Coral bookmakers in Peckham, south London, last year.

Prosecutor Jacqui Hughes said he told Davis she would be “gone” after becoming impatient while he waited for a £200 betting win to be handed over.

Hughes said: “Keogh came into the bookmakers to claim some winnings.

“He became impatient and when he was given the money, he told her, ‘When Brexit comes you will be gone’.

“She asked him what he meant by that and asked him to leave.”

Keogh also admitted calling Davis a “fucking n*****” as he left the shop, clenching his fists as he approached her at the door and causing her to “fear for her safety”.

Davis attended court to give evidence and said she was unable to work for five days after the incident because of stress.

Keogh leaving Croydon Magistrates Court on Monday

She said: “Due to the comments made by the man in question, I questioned whether I was welcome in this country as a black person.

“Due to the climate and everything that is going on with Brexit, I felt that I was questioning myself and whether I belonged.

“I was born in this country and I have lived here all my life. I can’t help that I was born black.”

Tariq Al-Mallak, defending, said there was “no explanation that could justify that behaviour” before telling the court Keogh suffers from PTSD following a car accident.

Chairman of the bench Douglas Hunter handed Keogh a community order lasting 12 months, in addition to a 10-week nightly curfew.

Hunter said: “People should be able to go to their place of work without fear of being abused in any way.

“It has had an impact on this young lady far beyond just that incident.”

Keogh was also ordered to pay £250 in compensation to Davis, costs of £350 and was banned from the Coral shop for one year.

The 74-year-old glared at Davis in the public gallery as he left court.

Keogh, of Lindsey Street, Bermondsey, admitted one count of racially aggravated public disorder.

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A court heard how Alexander Agnew’s messages left Sarwar fearing for his own safety and that of his family

Alexander Agnew narrowly escaped jail after targeting Labour MSP Anas Sarwar in a sickening hate campaign

A twisted racist who sent a series of vile email messages to Labour MSP Anas Sarwar in a sickening hate campaign narrowly escaped jail yesterday.

Alexander Agnew, 53, said in one message: ­“Scotland shall never accept a brown skinned heretic as anything but a rapist culture and a sin against God.”

Another said: “Keep a close eye on your offices,” and added a fire emoji.

Another email said the “Moslem horde was fought” and ended “NOT ONE STEP BACK, Alexander”.

The emails also included a video from far right terror group Nation Action. One was headed: “GET OUT”.

The emails left Sarwar, whose father Mohammad was the UK’s first Muslim MP, fearing for his own safety and that of his family.

Glasgow Sheriff Court heard that Agnew, of Govan, Glasgow, sent eight threatening emails to the former Scottish Labour leadership contender between February 5 and February 24 last year.

At an earlier hearing, he admitted sending racially aggravated abusive messages.

At sentencing yesterday, Campbell Porter, defending, said Agnew had carried out his campaign after drinking alcohol.

Agnew said he could not remember sending most of the emails, including the one with the video attached because of drink.

Sheriff Lindsay Wood called the offences “utterly ­unacceptable” and “aimed at a man doing a good job in public service”.

He said: “These offences are jailable but I am persuaded they can be dealt with in an alternative way.”

The sheriff ordered Agnew to carry out 120 hours of unpaid work, placed him on a 12-month supervision order and imposed a night-time curfew for eight months.

The sheriff warned Agnew: “If you breach that you’ll be back in front of me in two minutes.”

Sarwar, chairman of the Scottish Parliament Cross Party Group on Tackling ­Islamophobia, said: “While it has been a very difficult time for me and my family, it has strengthened my resolve to keep fighting for those who aren’t as ­fortunate as I am to have a voice.

“I want to thank the police and courts for their action and hope it ­encourages victims to report instances of ­anti-Muslim hatred.

“I remain increasingly confident that by working together we can build a Scotland that is free of prejudice and hate.”

Daily Record

Britain First supporter David Davis shouted ‘vile’ racist and religious abuse during a far-right demonstration.

The 22-year-old hurled the insults during the Burslem protest – which was organised by Stoke-on-Trent Infidels – and featured Britain First leaders Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen.

Magistrates at North Staffordshire Justice Centre heard he has already been prosecuted 13 months ago for assaulting a police officer during the October, 2017 demonstration.

But two further charges have now been brought following analysis of footage captured on police body-cams.

It recorded Davis shouting racial abuse at a group of Pakistani men and him also making a derogatory comment about the Muslim faith.

He pleaded guilty to a charge of intentional harassment, alarm or distress that was racially-aggravated, and a further charge of the same offence that was religiously-aggravated.

David Davis being arrested at the demo in 2017

David Davis being arrested at the demo in 2017

Scott Ashdown, representing Davis, said his client had already successfully undergone work with the probation service to address his behaviour.

He said: “There have been no further offences committed by Mr Davis since this occasion. If this had been prosecuted in a timely fashion with the other matter 13 months ago, he would still have received the community order he was given then.

“He did not attend this demonstration, he got caught up in it after he had been to watch Port Vale and was walking through the area.

“His words were said in response to a firework being thrown which exploded close to a woman and child. He is not a racist.”

Davis, of Alexandra Road, May Bank, has been handed a four-month prison sentence, suspended for 12 months, for the latest offences. That includes a 20-day rehabilitation activity requirement and a 42-day curfew which means he must stay in between 7pm and 7am.

District Judge Kevin Grego told Davis: “I don’t accept it was a complete accident that you were there. You shouted vile religious and vile racist abuse at people of Pakistani origin.

“You have been before the court nine times before for offences including racist assault, affray, battery and public order. That is the record of somebody who is a thoroughly unpleasant, unsociable racist.”

Davis must also pay £185 court costs and a £115 victim surcharge.

Stoke Sentinel

Kane Christopher Powell punched and racially abused Mohammed Shah in an attack described by a judge as ‘despicable’

A drunken 20-year-old man racially abused and attacked a taxi driver who had been enjoying a snowball fight.

The attack happened back in March and Kane Christopher Powell at first pretended he was joining in the wintry fun.

But a court heard Powell, of Higher Fore Street, Reduth, became violent and – backed by another man – attacked the taxi driver and called him a ‘paki’.

The two attackers then chased him down the street and tried to force their way into a house where the taxi driver had sought shelter. They smashed the front door while those inside tried to hold it closed.

Powell appeared at Truro Crown Court for sentence having previously pleaded guilty to common assault and racially aggravated threatening behaviour against Mohammed Shah and criminal damage to a door.

Prosecutor Philip Lee said: “It was late at night on March 1. It had been snowing. Mr Shah is a taxi driver and during a break in the evening, he and other drivers were throwing snow at each other.

“This defendant approached, initially seeming to join in and feigning joviality. ‘I am only joking,’ he said but soon became aggressive. He punched Mr Shah three times in the chest and then another person became involved, a Mr Webb, the absent co-defendant in this case who is wanted on a warrant.”

He said Mr Shah pushed Powell away and started to walk away. He added: “This defendant ran up behind him and punched him once to the face, causing him to fall to the ground with a cut to his lip.”

Mr Shah retreated to seek help from an Indian restaurant in Higher Fore Street but was followed by Powell and Webb.

Mr Lee said Powell was heard shouting ‘pakis’ and said: “Mr Powell accused Mr Shah of doing something sexual with his sister. There is no substance to that allegation, the crown says.”

He said Mr Shah was taken inside the house of the restaurant manager, Sultan Ahmed, but Powell and Webb began shouting and kicking forcibly at the door.

“At one point they forced the door open while the others behind where pinning the door closed. A further assault by the other man took place before both walked away,” he said.

He said Powell was later arrested and said to police: “Yeah, I banged him out, so what?”

The court heard from the Probation Service that Powell was drunk at the time and admitted he was suffering from an alcohol problem. He said that since March he had taken steps to address this problem.

Powell had moved to Cornwall from London at the age of 15, when his mother, who has alcohol issues, refused to pay for his return train ticket. The court heard he had been to school and college and now worked a carer for an autistic friend who he had met while they were both homeless on the streets.

Hollie Gilbery, representing Powell, said he had only a patchy memory of the evening, adding: “He cannot recall using the language described and he was quite shocked at using that language, but does not seek to deny the evidence of the police officers.”

She added that Powell himself had been the victim of a serious assault involving the use of baseball bats the previous summer.

Addressing Powell, Judge Simon Carr said: “As I hope you’ve learned and are prepared to accept, your behaviour that night was despicable. You had been drinking heavily with a group of young men who had also been drinking.”

He said they targeted Mr Shah, adding: “For reasons, in truth only you will be able to understand, you became verbally abusive and violent, assaulting him and punching him a number of times.”

He said Mr Shah and the other men sheltering in the house must have been terrified to have them battering down the door.

Judge Carr said it was unacceptable that the prosecution had taken so long for the case to come to court. He warned that if he had been sentencing Powell sooner, he would have sent him to prison. However, he acknowledged that Powell had taken positive steps since March to turn his life around.

Powell was handed an eight-month prison sentence, suspended for two years.

He was also made the subject of a curfew at home between 7pm and 7am for six months and must do 15 days’ work with the Probation Service on a range of programmes looking at a range of issues such as behaviour, impact on victims and substance misuse.

Powell was also ordered to pay £500 compensation to Mr Shah.

Cornwall Live

Kane Powell admitted assaulting his victim and shouting racial abuse

A Redruth man has admitted assaulting a victim of Pakistani origin and behaving in a threatening and racially aggravated manner.

Kane Powell, of Higher Fore Street, appeared at Truro Crown Court on Friday (November 16) for a plea hearing.

Powell, 20, pleaded guilty to two counts of assault, and another of causing racially aggravated fear/provocation of violence. He also admitted to being in possession of a lock knife in a public place.

The court heard that Powell assaulted his victim, Mohammed Shah, in Redruth on March 1.

Philip Lee, for the prosecution, told the court that the racially aggravated element of the offence came as a result of Powell approaching the door of a residential property belonging to Sultan Ahmed and repeatedly banging and kicking the door, while shouting racial abuse.

Judge James Townsend told Powell that he will be sentenced at Truro Crown Court on Tuesday (November 20).

Judge Townsend asked for a pre-sentence report to be prepared by the probation service to enable Tuesday’s sitting judge to understand the background behind Powell’s crimes.

In the meantime Powell was granted unconditional bail.

Cornwall Live