The ‘Yorkshire’s Finest’ group has links to fascist organisations such as the National Front, reports Phil Turner
Nazis targeted a town where a grandfather was killed in a racist murder to stir up violence against Muslim families, prosecutors have admitted.
A jury heard that fascists calling themselves Yorkshire’s Finest were known to take part in far right marches in Rotherham to violently attack Asian people.
A group of Asian men known as the Rotherham 12 are on trial at Sheffield Crown Court. They were charged with violent disorder following a peaceful counter-protest against a Nazi Britain First march in Rotherham in September last year.
The march followed the racist murder of 81 year old grandfather Mushin Ahmed.
Police have admitted that no special measures were taken on the day to stop violence breaking out at a “flashpoint” pub where fascists regularly gathered.
The court heard that a group of drunken fascists stood outside the William Fry pub being racially abusive and threatening violence before attacking a group of Asian men.