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FAR-RIGHT Britain First’s leader Paul Golding was left with a broken nose after being beaten up in prison, police revealed today.
They are investigating reports that Mr Golding was attacked by two inmates at HMP Elmley on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent a week after he was jailed for hate crimes.
They have confirmed that the assault happened around 4.30pm on Wednesday. Authorities said he had been punched by two other inmates, causing him to suffer minor facial injuries.
The convicted racist has now been moved to another unit away from the other inmates in the category C prison.
Stand Up to Racism’s Weyman Bennett told the Star that Paul Golding was “where he belonged” and, quoting Malcolm X, said the attack showed that “chickens have come home to roost.”
Mr Golding was found guilty of religiously aggravated harassment along with deputy leader Jayda Fransen carried out in May last year.
Mr Bennett said: “The reality of being inside of prison and carrying on his policies has come home.”
The pair launched a racist campaign in which they claimed to be trying to expose Muslim men who were the subject of a rape trial, while smearing innocent Muslims in general.
They were arrested for distributing leaflets and posting online videos during the trial. They were convicted on a joint charge after an incident last May at a pizza takeaway in Ramsgate, where Ms Fransen banged on the windows and doors of the shop and screamed at people: “Paedophile” and “foreigner.”
They were also threatening and abusive towards the family members, including children and a pregnant woman, of two defendants being tried for raping a white 16-year-old girl.
Mr Golding was given an 18-week prison term while Ms Fransen was sentenced to 36 weeks.
District Judge Justin Barron said the two leaders’ crimes were “deliberately planned against targeted victims” and their actions and words “demonstrated hostility” towards Muslims.
Britain First was founded by the two as a self-proclaimed “patriotic political party” seven years ago that claims it “opposes Islamic extremism and mass immigration because they are a danger to the British people.”
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