Brit Asian man cleared of racially abusing BNP leader GriffinNovember 5th, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
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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