Bradford EDL men face jail

It is no surprise that where the EDL go racist violence follows soon after.

Two Bradford EDL activists have admitted taking part in violence following a protest in West Yorkshire earlier this year.

Stephen Woodhead and the Bradford EDL organiser Kevin Docherty have this week appeared at Leeds Crown Court and have both admitted violent offences dating back to March when the EDL held a small flash demonstration in the town of Cleckheaton.

After the demo a number of the protesters headed to the nearby towns of Dewsbury and Heckmondwike where violence and disorder soon broke out.

Docherty pleaded guilty to racially aggravated criminal damage and violent disorder after two Asian men were chased through Dewsbury.

Woodhead pleaded guilty to racially aggravated common assault.

The prosecution has applied to have anti social behaviour orders imposed on them during sentencing which will now take place in January.

Hope Not Hate, 8 December 2012