Paul Golding attacked in prison: Britain First leader punched by two inmates after being jailed for hate crimes

Patrick Grafton-Green
Jailed: Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen: Nick Ansell/PA

The leader of far-right group Britain First has been punched by two fellow inmates in prison after being jailed for hate crimes.

Paul Golding, 36, was attacked at HMP Elmey on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent on Wednesday.

He suffered a suspected broken nose, according to the Mirror.

Kent Police confirmed it was investigating after the incident left Golding with “minor facial injuries”.

Paul Golding was jailed earlier this month (PA)

A spokesman said: “Kent Police is investigating a reported assault at HMP Elmley on the Isle of Sheppey, between 4.15pm and 4.30pm on Wednesday, March 14.

“The victim is alleged to have been punched by two other inmates, causing him to suffer minor facial injuries.

“Enquiries into the incident are ongoing.”

Golding and deputy leader of Britain First Jayda Fransen, 32, both of Penge, south-east London, were jailed earlier this month of religiously-aggravated harassment.

Golding and Fransen were found guilty of religiously aggravated harassment (PA)

They were arrested in May last year as part of an investigation into the distribution of leaflets and online videos which were posted during a gang rape trial.

Judge Justin Barron said their words and actions "demonstrated hostility" towards Muslims and the Muslim faith.

He found Fransen guilty of three charges and Golding guilty of one charge.

The judge said: "I have no doubt it was their joint intention to use the facts of the case (in Canterbury) for their own political ends.”