Three prominent British neo-nazis have been sent to prison tonight.
The weekend started early, with news that three of Britain’s most notorious and violent neo-Nazis were today handed down custodial sentences in court.
The convictions relate to an attempt by (now-banned) nazi terror group National Action to hold a second demonstration in the city of Liverpool.
Three men very well known to regular readers of our blog are tonight on their way to prison.
They are Wayne Bell, 36, of Mount Walk in Castleford, West Yorkshire, who was convicted of conspiracy to commit violent disorder. Bell, also known as Wayne Jarvie, is a violent antisemite and member of National Action. He received a 30-month sentence.
He is perhaps most notoriously associated with the tweets he made celebrating the murder of MP Jo Cox by another nazi last year. He also has a habit of assaulting random members of the public.
Also joining Bell for 30 months is notorious thug and drug dealer Shane Calvert (aka ‘Diddyman’) Calvert, of Shadsworth Close in Blackburn, Lancashire. Calvert is the leader of the drug gang, the North West Infidels.
Calvert has only recently been released from another sentence relating to more violence, this time at the Dover demonstration, also in 2016.
Calvert upset the others charged, by changing his plea to guilty last month. This is despite Calvert personally arranging for Polish nazis to turn up in Liverpool on that day in February 2016.
Brian Stamp, of Talbot Road, South Shields, received a 16-month sentence. He appeared via video link from HMP Liverpool. Stamp is a member of Billy Charlton’s Sunderland Defence League, active in Sunderland and Newcastle.
More are still to follow.