Britain First's Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen found guilty of religiously aggravated harassment

Golding and Fransen outside Folkestone Magistrates Court today (PA)

The leader and deputy leader of the far-right group Britain First have been found guilty of religiously-aggravated harassment.

Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen, were arrested in May last year over the distribution of leaflets and posting of online videos during a trial at Canterbury Crown Court, where three Muslim men and a teenager were convicted of rape and jailed.

Fransen stood accused of going to the Kent home of one of the defendants, Tamin Rahmani, and shouting racist abuse through the front door.

Golding (left) was convicted on one charge and Fransen on three. (PA)
A judge told Golding and Fransen their words “demonstrated hostility” towards Muslims and the Muslim faith. (PA)

His pregnant partner Kelli Best said she was alone with their two children, aged three years and 18 months, at the time of the incident on May 9 last year.

On a video played in court, Fransen could be seen banging on the door and shouting: “Come out and face me you disgusting rapist, come on.”

Fransen had denied using the phrase “Muslim bastards”, or saying that all Muslims are rapists.

Golding said he was only acting as Fransen’s cameraman, and that it was her campaign.

The pair, of Penge, south east London, had denied all charges.

Britain First previous hit the headlines in November when they were retweeted by US President Donald Trump.

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