Britain First leader Paul Golding and deputy Jayda Fransen charged with harassment

Aubrey Allegretti, News Reporter

Britain First leader Paul Golding and his deputy Jayda Fransen have been charged with causing religiously aggravated harassment.

Golding, 35, and Fransen, 31, both from Penge in southeast London, were arrested on 10 May.

Kent Police said their investigation into the pair was related to leaflets distributed in Thanet and Canterbury, and videos posted during a trial at Canterbury Crown court during the same month.

The trial involved three Muslim men and a teenager who were eventually convicted of rape and jailed.

Police said Golding had been charged with three counts of harassment while Fransen was charged with four.

Both have been bailed to appear before Medway magistrates on 17 October 2017.

Former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson was given a suspended prison sentence for contempt of court in May after filming outside the court during the same rape trial.

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