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Lee Finn has been sentenced to 10 months in jail.

A violent thug from South Wales has been jailed for 10 months after lobbing missiles at rival protestors in Dover.

Lee Finn, 34, travelled to 240 miles from Blaina to Dover to attend a far-right demonstration on January 30.

He was caught on camera chucking objects. Finn handed himself in after police executed a search warrant at his home address.

He pleaded guilty to violent disorder and was sentenced at Canterbury Crown Court on Wednesday August 10.

Detective Sergeant Matthew Smith said: “More than 20 people have now been sentenced for violent acts committed on the day.

“There are still many more cases to be heard, which is testament to the work of the investigation team who continue to work to bring those responsible to justice.

“Lee Finn and others like him should now be in no doubt that such despicable behaviour will not to be tolerated here in Kent.”

Dover Express

 Far-right thug Martin Edwards

Far-right thug Martin Edwards

Another far-right thug has been jailed for violent behaviour in Dover during clashes with anti-fascists.

Martin Edwards, 45, Bridgend, Wales, is the fifteenth person to have been sentenced following the chaotic scenes in town on January 30.

After fighting broke out, he was detained at 3.30pm when two police officers saw him pick up and throw an object at a group of opposition protesters.

Edwards was released on bail while detectives began to sift through hundreds of hours of footage of the disturbances.

Edwards pleaded guilty to one count of violent disorder and was sentenced at Canterbury Crown Court on Monday to 10 months imprisonment.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Hilary Bell said: “This is another great result for the investigation team and more importantly the people of Dover.

“Offenders like Martin Edwards caused a great deal of anger within the local community for their criminal actions, which were wholly unacceptable and will simply not be tolerated.”