The Wellgate Riot Trial

Calls made for officers to be suspended over handling of Britain First march in Rotherham after four jailed

Calls have been made for the suspension of senior police officers involved in the handling of a Britain First march through Rotherham after four men were jailed for violent disorder. A defence campaign organisation for a group of Asian defendants … Continue reading

Wellgate violence trial: Man denies racist slur

A MAN accused of violent disorder in Rotherham town centre after a Britain First-led rally ended claims it was a coincidence he was in the town on the same day, a court heard. Reece Mclaren (21), of Huddersfield, denied being … Continue reading

Wellgate Riot Trial 2 – The William Fry seven, trial starts!

Seven defendants appear in Sheffield Crown Court today as their trial starts, they are: Andrew Thomas Gary Fox Daniel Lee Luty David Ashley Woodward Dennis Farrell Henry Mark Fisher John James Sheridan Reece Mclaren More news later.

‘Self defence is no offence’—Victory to the Rotherham 12

‘Self defence is no offence’—Victory to the Rotherham 12 Not guilty verdicts in the Rotherham 12 case represent a landmark victory that has implications for anti-racists across Britain. A group of Asian men in Rotherham has shown that if you fight … Continue reading

Ten cleared over Wellgate disorder

TEN Asian men have been cleared of violent disorder after a right-wing protest and counter protest descended into chaos. Jurors at Sheffield Crown Court took just over seven-and–a-half hours to find all of the men not guilty following a four-week … Continue reading

Rotherham 12 were defending themselves in the face of an ‘unexpected onslaught’, court told

Protesters did no more than act in self defence while standing together against a “cauldron of hatred” from Nazi thugs, the Rotherham 12 trial heard. Michael Mansfield QC, defending two of the men who are accused of violent disorder, said … Continue reading

Wellgate Riot Trial: Arrested Wellgate rally counter-protester tells court “blade” was a “wooden knife”

Arrested Wellgate rally counter-protester tells court “blade” was a “wooden knife” A FATHER charged with possessing an offensive weapon during a mass brawl which broke out after a right-wing and counter protest claims he was brandishing a wooden artificial knife … Continue reading

Police commander’s ignorance ‘beggars belief’ Rotherham 12 trial told

A police commander in charge on the day Nazis attacked Asian counter demonstrators in Rotherham has been likened to a character from TV comedy Fawlty Towers. Sheffield Crown Court burst into laughter as defence barrister Michael Mansfield QC mocked Chief … Continue reading

Wellgate Riot Trial: A more balanced view

Thanks to Regular Reader for these scans from last weeks Advertiser. They show an altogether different story to the one you would get from Socialist Worker: Unfortunately the Advertiser demanded the scans be removed for breach of copyright just minutes … Continue reading

Police spotter failed to report Nazi hooligans, Rotherham 12 trial hears

A police “spotter” failed to report seeing Nazi troublemakers on the day of a big anti-fascist protest, a court has heard. The anti-fascist protest in September last year marked the racist murder of grandfather Mushin Ahmed in Rotherham, South Yorkshire. … Continue reading

Rotherham 12 – prosecution witness seen with men giving Nazi salutes, court hears

A prosecution witness in the Rotherham 12 trial was pictured alongside a group of men giving Nazi salutes. The photograph of Leanne Allott next to her former boyfriend and other men who were sieg heiling was revealed by defence lawyers. She … Continue reading

Right-wing protesters ‘got more than they bargained for’ in street clashes

A group of right-wing protesters who were shouting “vile racist abuse” after a demonstration in Rotherham “got rather more than they bargained for” when violence broke out in the centre of the town, a court has heard. A jury was … Continue reading

Ten on trial over violence after Rotherham demos

TEN men accused of violent disorder after right-wing organisations demonstrated in Rotherham town centre have gone on trial. Mr Paul O’Shea, prosecuting, opened the case at Sheffield Crown Court this morning. He said that on September 5 last year there … Continue reading

Over 200 join solidarity protest outside court as trial of Rotherham 12 begins

More than 200 people protested on the first day of the trial of the Rotherham 12 in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, today, Thursday. “Self defence is no offence” was the chant outside Sheffield Crown Court in support of 12 Asian men. … Continue reading

Defend Rotherham 12 campaign launched

Defend Rotherham 12 campaign launched A defence campaign is being launched in Rotherham to support a group of 12 Asian men facing trial later this year. They are charged with violent disorder following a march by the Nazi Britain First last … Continue reading

And I thought the law applies equally to us all?

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British Muslim Youth Endorses the ‘Rotherham 12 Defence Campaign’ See also: https://rotherhampolitics.wordpress.com/the-rotherham-trial-reports/wellgate-riot-trial/

Seven men plead not guilty following demonstration clashes in Rotherham town centre

Seven men plead not guilty following demonstration clashes in Rotherham town centre Seven men have pleaded not guilty to taking part in violent clashes following demonstrations in Rotherham in September. Rotherham men Daniel Lee Luty, aged 19, of Redshank Road, … Continue reading

Man pleads guilty to playing part in violent clashes after Rotherham protests

Man pleads guilty to playing part in violent clashes after Rotherham protests A man has pleaded guilty to taking part in violent clashes following demonstrations in Rotherham in September. Mahroof Sultan, aged 36, of Grosvenor Road, Eastwood, admitted a charge … Continue reading

Wellgate Trial – Second 7 up tomorrow

The following are also appearing at Sheffield Crown Court to answer charges arising from the latest ‘Wellgate riots’. Daniel Lee Luty (19) of Redshank Road, Henry Mark Fisher (20) of Rockingham Road, and John James Sheridan (25) of Henley Way … Continue reading

Wellgate Trial – First 12 up tomorrow

The following are appearing at Sheffield Crown Court to answer charges arising from the latest ‘Wellgate riots’. Charged with violent disorder: Mahroof Sultan (36) of Grosvenor Road, Mohammed Saleem (43) of Mount Street, Haseeb Alam (18) of Selwyn Street, Arshad … Continue reading

Wellgate disorder suspects set for Christmas Crown Court date

Wellgate disorder suspects set for Christmas Crown Court date THREE Rotherham men appeared before magistrates yesterday in connection with a confrontation in Rotherham town centre which has seen 19 people charged. Read on… http://www.rotherhamadvertiser.co.uk/news/100820/wellgate-disorder-suspects-set-for-christmas-crown-court-date.aspx All 12 were bailed to appear … Continue reading

Nineteen men charged with violent disorder after Britain First protest in Rotherham to appear in court on Monday

Nineteen men charged with violent disorder after Britain First protest in Rotherham to appear in court, Monday. Nineteen men have been charged with violent disorder offences following the Britain First demonstration in Rotherham will appear in court next week. The … Continue reading

19 facing violent disorder charges, next week

Police News Update: 19 facing violent disorder charges, next week, in the Magistrates Court! Nineteen men have been charged with violent disorder offences following planned arrests last month. Fifteen men from Rotherham and four from West Yorkshire were charged on … Continue reading

Police issue CCTV of men wanted over disorder in Rotherham

Police issue CCTV of men wanted over disorder in Rotherham Detectives investigating disorder following a demonstration in Rotherham last month have issued CCTV images of men they want to trace. Violence broke out in Wellgate in Rotherham town centre during … Continue reading

Police News: 19 men charged with violent disorder offences

NEWS: 19 men charged with violent disorder offences Nineteen men have been charged with violent disorder offences following planned arrests last month. Fifteen men from Rotherham and four from West Yorkshire were charged on Monday 2 November in relation to … Continue reading

Police launch new images appeal following Britain First demonstration in Rotherham

Police launch new images appeal following Britain First demonstration in Rotherham Officers investigating violent disorder that followed a right-wing march in Rotherham have issued images of seven men they would like to trace. Disorder broke out around 4.30pm in the … Continue reading

Nineteen arrested over Rotherham violence following Britain First march

Nineteen arrested over Rotherham violence following Britain First march Nineteen men have been arrested following violence after demonstrations in Rotherham last month. Bricks and bottles were allegedly thrown, injuring a number of people. http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/nineteen-arrested-over-rotherham-violence-following-britain-first-march-1-7512397 “Our work will continue to identify … Continue reading

VIDEO: Britain First march and counter-demo hit town centre

WATCH footage of Saturday’s town centre march by Britain First and counter-protests by Unison, Unite Against Fascism, British Muslim Youth and others as captured by the Rotherham Advertiser. See the Advertiser website for breaking news and Friday’s newspaper for photographs … Continue reading

Appeal for videos of people throwing bricks after Rotherham Britain First march

Appeal for videos of people throwing bricks after Rotherham Britain First march Police investigating disruption in Rotherham after Saturday’s Britain First march are appealing for people to send them videos and photos from social media. South Yorkshire Police announced it … Continue reading

Some more interesting video from Saturday

At 1.05 Sabir Hussain , behind the guy in the green jacket shouting of:

More footage from Saturday

VIDEO: Footage of police clashes after Rotherham protests surfaces online A video which appears to show an outbreak of disruption after today’s Britain First protest in Rotherham has surfaced online.

VIDEO: Footage of police clashes after Rotherham protests surfaces online A video which appears to show an outbreak of disruption after today’s Britain First protest in Rotherham has surfaced online. http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/video-footage-of-police-clashes-after-rotherham-protests-surfaces-online-1-7446134

Far-right protesters and counter-demonstrations to descend on Rotherham today

Far-right protesters and counter-demonstrations to descend on Rotherham today Far-right protest group Britain First is set to hold a march through Rotherham today, despite a petition set up to attempt to stop the group. The campaigners will march through the … Continue reading

The charges:

Daniel Lee Luty (19) of Redshank Road, Henry Mark Fisher (20) of Rockingham Road, and John James Sheridan (25) of Henley Way are all accused of violent disorder over the fracas in Wellgate following a British First-led demonstration and a counter-rally led by United Against Fascism on September 5.

Four men from West Yorkshire —  David Ashley Woodward (47) of Sowerby Bridge, Andrew Thomas Gary Fox (47) of Halifax Dennis Farrell (30) of Halifax and Reece McLaren (20) of Golcar — are also charged with violent disorder.

All seven appeared at Rotherham Magistrates’ Court yesterday and were bailed to appear before Sheffield Crown Court on December 30.

Eleven other men and a youth charged with violent offences following the incident outside the William Fry pub three months ago appeared before magistrates on Monday.

The following are charged with violent disorder: Mahroof Sultan (36) of Grosvenor Road, Mohammed Saleem (43) of Mount Street, Haseeb Alam (18) of Selwyn Street, Arshad Khan (44) of Wellgate Mount, Abrar Javid (37) of St Johns Road, Sadaqat Ali (39) of Milton Road, Shaban Ditta (31) of Cambridge Crescent, Akaash Nazir (21) of Cow Rakes Lane, Imran Iqbal (29) of Clough Road and Nasrum Rashid (21) of Fraser Road.

Asif Zaman (47) of Wellgate Mount has been charged with possession of an offensive weapon, while a 17-year-old who cannot be named is also accused of violent disorder.

All 12 were bailed to appear before the Crown Court on December 29.

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