A member of the North East Infidels has been convicted and jailed after he threatened hospital staff at South Tyneside maternity unit.
Shane Martin from Jarrow threatened staff and visitors to the unit after being asked to leave by security.
Armed with a martial arts weapon, Martin attempted to gain access to confront an individual he had had an earlier row with.
Martin, who was drunk at the time of the incident, continued to attempt to gain access, while women who were giving birth could hear his violent antics.
Whilst security staff waited for the police to arrive, Shane Martin made threats to kill them all.
Police attended the maternity unit and recovered a set of nunchucks that Martin had thrown into a bush.
Judge John Milford jailed Martin after hearing he was on bail for offences of criminal damage at the time of the incident.
Martin, of Summerhill, Jarrow, was imprisoned for eight months after he pleaded guilty to having an offensive weapon and threatening behaviour.
The North East Infidels are an EDL splinter formed by John “Snowy” Shaw after a violent fallout with the EDL leadership.
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Matthew Collins has been the focus of two BBC documentaries, 'Life Etc' in 2001 and the BBC3 film 'Dead Man Walking' (2004). His autobiography is 'HATE: My Life in the British Far Right' (Biteback) and he is also author of 'Nazi Terrorist: The Story of National Action' (HOPE not hate). He is a regular contributor to news & broadcast media.Twitter