Britain First leader Paul Golding arrested in BelfastWatch
The leader of Britain First – the far-right group which gained international notoriety when it was retweeted by Donald Trump – has been arrested in Northern Ireland in connection with speeches made at a rally in Belfast.
Paul Golding, 35, was arrested shortly after arriving at Belfast magistrates court. He was accompanying his deputy, Jayda Fransen, 31, to her first appearance after being charged with “using threatening, abusive, insulting words or behaviour” at the same rally.
Fransen, from Penge in south-east London, is facing charges relating to a speech she delivered at the rally, attended by around 50 people, outside Belfast City Hall. Fransen denies the charges.