The leader of far-right group Britain First has been left with a suspected broken nose after being attacked in prison less than a week after being jailed.
Paul Golding, 36, was jailed alongside deputy leader Jayda Fransen, 32, after being found guilty of abusing Muslims.
Less than a week after he started his 18-week prison term, Golding has reportedly been attacked in HMP Elmley on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent.
According to the Daily Mirror, police are understood to be investigated the alleged attack, which is thought to have been carried out by two inmates and left Golding with a suspected broken nose.
Golding and Fransen, both of Penge, south-east London, were found guilty of launching a ‘political campaign’ which branded Muslims paedophiles and rapists.
Judge Justin Barron convicted Fransen of three charges and Golding of one charge of religiously-aggravated harassment at Folkestone Magistrates Court.
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Sentencing Fransen to 36 weeks and Golding for 18 weeks in jail, he said the crimes were ‘deliberately planned against targeted victims’.
The pair were arrested on May 10 last year in an investigation into the distribution of leaflets and online videos during an on-going trial, involving three men and a teen who raped a 16-year-old girl, at Canterbury Crown Court.