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  • 16.10.2021
UK politician in court on hate crimes

UK politician in court on hate crimes

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The deputy leader of far-right group Britain First has appeared in court accused of behaviour intended or likely to stir up hatred.

Jayda Fransen, from Anerley in south-east London, has been charged with using words which were threatening, abusive or insulting during a speech in Belfast in the summer.

The 31-year-old entered the dock at Belfast Magistrates' Court on Thursday.
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It follows comments she made at a demonstration outside Belfast City Hall in August.

She was arrested by Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) detectives in London last month.

Her case was adjourned until later on Thursday to hear a bail application.
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