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John Sharpe, aged 45, from Walsall and Kyle Kirkbridge, aged 24, from Rugeley

John Sharpe, aged 45, from Walsall and Kyle Kirkbridge, aged 24, from Rugeley

Kyle Kirkbride, 24, of Rugeley, admitted threatening behaviour, while John Sharpe, of Leamore, Bloxwich, admitted racially aggravated harassment at the EDL protest in Walsall on 29th September last year.

Walsall Magistrates Court heard Sharpe made racist remarks to a police officer. District Judge Michael Morris ordered him to pay a £100 fine, £150 compensation, £85 costs and £15 victim surcharge.

The prosecution said Kirkbride, had made rude hand gestures to Asian men.

Mr Jason Georgiou, mitigating, said he was not racist and was responding to the men. He was given a £280 fine, told to pay £85 costs and £15 victim surcharge.

Express & Star

An unnamed 16-year-old from Brownhills, broke wooden pieces of pub garden furniture which thugs then hurled at police during a march by the English Defence League.

The youth, who admitted one count of violent disorder was given an eight-month youth detention training order. He is expected to spend four months in a youth detention centre.

29th Sept 2012

Express & Star

Marsden narrowly escaped a custodial sentence.

Marsden narrowly escaped a custodial sentence.

Karen Elizabeth Marsden, 40, of Castleford joined in offensive chanting as part of the EDL protest in Dewsbury town centre last June, Kirklees magistrates heard.

She then assaulted two police officers when she was arrested and police had to use CS spray to subdue her.

Marsden had denied threatening behaviour and assaulting two police officers but was convicted after a trial.

She was warned to expect jail but magistrates imposed an 18-month community order with a supervision requirement. She was ordered to pay £260 towards costs of £620. Magistrates rejected an application for an anti-social behaviour order.

23rd June 2012

Huddesfield Daily Examiner

Jack Beasley

Jack Beasley, aged 23, of Bishop Auckland, shouted abuse and used threatening behaviour during an EDL  demonstration in Walsall in September last year.

He  initially denied using threatening words or behaviour with the intent to cause fear or provoke unlawful violence but changed his plea to guilty on the day of his trial.

Beasley was sentenced to 12 weeks in jail, suspended for 12 months, and was handed a community order with a supervision requirement.

He was also ordered to carry out 100 hours unpaid work, pay £250 costs and was handed a three-year criminal anti-social behaviour order which forbids him from attending any rally by the EDL or UAF.

Express and Star

Woman fined for shouting racial abuse while drunk on her way to EDL rally

Lianne Tyler, was fined £100 after she drunkenly told police she was going “P*** bashing with the EDL” on her way to the demo in Birmingham.

The 20-year-old, of, Bordesley Green , also twice referred to a police officer as a “black c***”, the court heard.

Tyler pleaded guilty to offences of failing to disperse and racially aggravated public order.She was fined £50 on each charge, but the fine was deemed served by her time spent in custody since Saturday afternoon.

Birmingham Mail