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EDL activist Clint Bristow in custody on burglary charges

The Guardian by Helen Pidd | Wednesday, 2 January 2013 | Click here for original article


Bristow: EDL Candidate
Bristow: EDL Candidate

An activist for the far-right English Defence League who stood in the recent Rotherham byelection has been remanded in jail on burglary charges.

Brian Clint Bristow, usually known as Clint, came last in the 29 November byelection with just 29 votes. A little over two weeks later, on 16 December, the 39-year-old was charged by Humberside police with burglary. After being refused bail, he was remanded in custody and spent Christmas in jail.

He is accused of trespassing on private property and stealing toiletries, money and a mobile phone then making threats of violence. The alleged burglary took place in the coastal village of Bempton, near Bridlington.

Bristow was refused bail at Bridlington magistrates court and the case has been transferred to Hull crown court.

Bristow is expected to appear at Hull crown court this month.


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