Brit Asian man cleared of racially abusing BNP leader Griffin

November 5th, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI  

Nick Griffin London, Nov.5 (ANI): A Brit Asian man has been cleared of racially abusing BNP leader Nick Griffin.

Tauriq Khalid, 23, denied shouting “white b*******” at far-right demonstrators in his hometown of Burnley, Lancashire, in November last year.

It took a jury just 45 minutes to clear Khalid of one count of using racially abusive threatening behaviour following a three-day trial at Preston Crown Court, The Sun reports.

Khalid admitted shouting derisory comments from his car window at far-right BNP demonstrators outside Burnley police station.

He told the jury he stopped his silver Vauxhall Astra and shouted “Nick Griffin, you f****** w*****” and made a V-sign with his fingers.

He also admitted he shouted several times “get the f*** out of Burnley, you’re not welcome here”.

But he denied making a gun gesture towards Griffin, a North West MEP with an office in Burnley, or that he indicated he intended to shoot him.

He told the jury: “I shouldn’t have done what I done really, it was just a spur of the moment thing.” (ANI)

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