Two self declared leaders of the British far-right street scene before Canterbury Crown Court today have been handed heavy sentences for their violent activities in Dover in January of last year.
Martin Corner aged 36 of Chorley in Lancashire, has been the leader of the North West Infidels (NWI) in the absence of Shane Calvert who was also sentenced for his part in the Dover riot.
A previous member of the English Defence League (EDL), Corner was described as being part of a gang behaving like a “pack of animals” when convicted of another offence back in 2012.
Corner has been dreading sentencing, fearing the drug gang NWI would now fall under the stewardship of Craig Barnes from Bolton. Corner was sentenced to two years for violent disorder.
Thomas Law, aged 54 of Coventry, is the self-professed (though this is somewhat contested) leader of the terror-gang Combat 18 in the Midlands. Originally from Carrickfergus in Northern Ireland, law has also bragged that he is linked to the outlawed Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF), though the group did laugh at that suggestion when we put it to them last year.
Law received 30 months for the same charge.
This will no doubt cause some grief for the rest of the far-right. The NWI is under considerable pressure over missing monies meant for prisoners already. Corner will no doubt be asked some difficult questions about that when he is slopping out tonight. His other worry appears to be Craig Barnes getting his hands on the funds and materials the group has hidden away. Barnes has been firming his own position by cosying up with members of National Action as he waits to take over the gang.
Talking of tough questions, it does make you wonder about the Teflon ‘Don’ Paul Prodromou. Doesn’t it?