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Nails found after ‘terror’ explosion near Tipton mosque
Debris and nails were found near a mosque in Tipton following an explosion that was this afternoon being treated as terrorism.
Residents said shortly after that they had discovered debris and nails.
Roads closures included Sedgley Road East at Dudley Port, Dudley Port at Tudor Court, Jays Avenue at Tudor Court/Tudor Street, Park Lane East at Slater Street, Crompton Road at Martin Road and Victoria Road at Park Street.
Officers were called to Binfield Street just after 1pm and a cordon was set up immediately.
There are no reports of any injuries, but police have evacuated the area as a precaution.
Wasin Kahn, a member of the congregation spoke of how he heard the explosion.
The 23-year-old who lives on Park Lane East in Tipton said: “I heard a loud bang, at first I didn’t think anything of it.
“The police were called and they evacuated the mosque and some houses at the back. There are around 20 police cars here, we just don’t know what’s going on.
A resident of nearby Crompton Road said she was alerted to the incident when she saw police cars racing past her home, she said: “I was about to go out shopping at around 2pm and saw a number of police cars flying down Victoria Road and I thought ‘what’s going on here?’ “I didn’t think much of it then I got a call from friends asking if I was safe.”
John Brown who works at The MOT Bay on Sedgley Road East said: “I heard a bang and it sounded like a gas canister going off but we’re next to a tyre place and I thought it could have been a tyre that had blown.
“As soon as I saw the police coming down here and the streets being sealed off I knew it was something serious. The police helicopter is hovering above us.”
Commercial manager Mark Watton was just yards away when he heard ‘an almighty bang’.
Mr Watton, aged 49, from Bloxwich, was working on his late mother’s house in Coneygre Road at the time.
“The house is the other side of the railway embankment from the mosque, probably less than 50 years away,” he said.
“I was working at the house and heard this very loud bang. It was just after 1pm. I rushed outside but couldn’t see anything or anyone. I popped out to get some spare parts a few moments later and when I came back, 20 minutes later, the whole area was sealed off by the police.”
More on the continuing wave of racist attacks against mosques here
Pic of the day …
Original pictures on twitter here and here
News: “Help For Heroes to reject any funds raised by EDL“
Video from EDL Newcastle demonstration May 25th 2013, speaker shouts ‘send the black c*nts home’
While we’re at it, here’s the extensive ‘EDL criminals list’ (latest version) for all you Sherlock Holmes types out there.
.. Something new on twitter #OpEDL
“Racial hatred condemned by Cheltenham Town chairman”
“RACIAL hatred in football has been condemned by Cheltenham Town chairman Paul Baker after a Robins’ fan allegedly sent racist abuse to two black footballers.
Police have arrested and bailed a 25-year-old man from Cheltenham on suspicion of sending racist tweets to Northampton Town striker Adebayo Akinfenwa and defender Clarke Carlisle.
A joint investigation between police forces in Gloucestershire and Northamptonshire was launched on Wednesday night.
It comes after Northampton knocked Cheltenham out of the League Two play-offs over two legs last Thursday and Sunday.
Carlisle, who captained Northampton in both matches, is also chairman of the Professional Footballers’ Association and an ambassador for anti-racism campaigners Kick It Out.
In response to a racial tweet, Carlisle wrote: “Really?! You must make your parents very proud.”
Cheltenham Town said if proceedings continued and the man was found guilty of racist abuse, they would make an example of him.
Mr Baker said: “It is, of course, totally unacceptable and, if he is proven guilty, the club will be taking its own action to ban him from home games in the coming season.
“It’s not something we have discussed as a board as yet but we do take crowd behaviour very seriously. I think there’s a racist culture in British society per se and it comes out in various ways, including football. I don’t think it’s a football problem but a small collection of people who are intolerant.
“Things of a racist nature are totally unacceptable and football is doing what it can to stamp it out of the game and, fortunately, our club doesn’t suffer from this sort of thing.” The club last night thanked fans for their help in reporting racial abuse to the police.
A police spokeswoman said: “The 25-year-old man was arrested under the Malicious Communications Act. He was subsequently also arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence of intentionally causing harassment, alarm or distress.
“The man has now been bailed.”
“Worcester UKIP candidate Richard Delingpole in Photoshopped Hitler picture row”
The posh nazis at UKIP try and hide behind the ‘joke’ tag yet again..
“A UK Independence Party election candidate in Worcester has published a doctored image of himself on the internet standing behind Adolf Hitler.
Richard Delingpole, who is standing for county council election in the Riverside ward, posted the image on Twitter.
One political rival has branded the picture “sickening and abhorrent”.
But the businessman, of Henwick Road, St John’s, has insisted the image was a joke in response to reports that the Conservative party is trawling social networking sites looking for dirt on UKIP candidates.
The picture shows Adolf Hitler, with three henchmen standing behind him, all of whom have had their faces changed to a youthful looking Mr Delingpole.
Yesterday UKIP’s Worcester branch apologised, blaming a “very deep sense of humour” which could be misunderstood.
Carl Humphries, the branch organiser for Worcester and Mid-Worcestershire, said he would not be thrown out of the party.
“I can assure you he is definitely not a Nazi or anything like that – he’s got a very deep sense of humour,” he said.
“He has been vetted by me, all our candidates are clean in every respect, but I am sorry if this offended people.”
Mr Delingpole, who runs a design agency, has now deleted the picture.
“There’s a story going around that the Tories are trawling Facebook accounts of UKIP candidates to drag up things about them, this was a joke based on that,” he said.
“Of course people won’t think I’m an Adolf Hitler sympathiser, to suggest otherwise is disingenuous.
“It’s clearly a picture of Adolf Hitler I have photo-shopped, it shows we’ve got a sense of humour.”
Mr Delingpole, who is a war re-enactor, said the image first appeared on his Facebook page some time ago after a friend joked that he was a Nazi.
But the image was seen by a Conservative councillor in another part of the country, who tipped off colleagues in Worcestershire.
Yesterday Coun Simon Geraghty, who is standing for the Conservative party in Riverside, said: “I find it absolutely sickening and abhorrent.
“I think the vast majority of British people will find this shocking – it’s not funny at all, it’s dreadful and I can’t believe he’s done it.”
UKIP is fielding 1,734 candidates in tomorrow’s council elections, but over the last few days it has been forced to suspend three candidates – one for being an ex-BNP activist, another for “liking” the extremist English Defence League on Facebook, and the third for being a former National Front Organiser.
Yesterday, a spokesman from UKIP’s national HQ in London said: “Richard Delingpole‘s not dodgy in any way – he did it because he’s fed up of people being professionally outraged.”
Meanwhile, UKIP leader Nigel Farage has waded into the controversy today, by saying it was “a joke” in the wake of yesterday’s coverage of rotten UKIP candidates in the Daily Mirror.
He said: “To present it as anything else would be a travesty.”
In today’s Sun newspaper another UKIP candidate, Bradley Monk, aged 19, who is standing at Hampshire County Council, was outed for posting snaps of himself online as shamed pervert Jimmy Savile.
He wore a mask of the disgraced paedophile at a Halloween party last year.
He said it was a “harmless joke” and added he was “in no way endorsing” what Savile did.
Mr Farage has admitted the party is too small to properly vet the record number of council candidates standing in the elections.
* The other candidates in Riverside are Labour’s Lynn Denham, Green Louis Stephen, Sean McCauley for Trades Unionists and Socialists Against the Cuts and Julie Whitwam for the BNP.”
“UKIP officials expresses sympathy for far-Right EDL”
“Far right connections of UKIP candidates revealed as elections loom”
“Some Ukip candidates could be BNP members, says leader Nigel Farage”
“Key UKIP member went on marches with the English Defence League”
“UKIP Cumbria candidate posts racist ‘niggers’ photo”
“UKIP election candidate pictured giving Nazi salute and wielding knife”
“Teen fined for tweet inciting racist chant at Cheltenham vs Hereford FA Cup game”
“A boy of 17 who used Twitter to encourage football fans to sing racist chants has been fined.
The teenager, from Ross-on-Wye, admitted a public order offence and was issued with the £80 fixed penalty notice by police on Friday.
Officers said they were taking action to prevent racist incidents at the Cheltenham Town v Hereford United match on Monday.
A large crowd is expected at the second round of the FA Cup at Whaddon Road.
Supt Rob Priddy, commander of the policing operation for the match, said: “Gloucestershire Police, supported by Cheltenham Town Football club, will do everything we can to identify any individuals or groups that engage in racist chanting.
“Where we have evidence to support an arrest we will do so and the individual risks not only a criminal prosecution but also a Football Banning Order, which would last for a minimum of three years.”
He added: “The vast majority of supporters that come to our games at Whaddon Road are able to enjoy themselves in a safe and respectful environment, but sadly there is a very small number whose behaviour is unacceptable and is not welcomed by the football clubs and genuine supporters.”
Original news article here
Three Counties Antifascists hope that other fans of both local clubs join us in condemning the disgusting racism spouted by this young man. Far-right groups have often used football grounds as areas for recruitment, and as a result we believe that supporter-led anti-racist initiatives are important. We have good links with a number of Hereford United fans and we’re working on links with some Cheltenham fans. Lets kick racism out of football.
Another weekend of arrests and failed demos for the EDL
About 60 diehard boneheads dragged themselves to HMP Wandsworth in London this afternoon in the pouring rain to mount a ‘national’ demonstration to free one “Tommy Robinson” (aka *Stephen Yaxley-Lennon) the ill fated leader of the almost defunct racist english defence league.
Heavy drinking took place beforehand in local boozers in a vain attempt to muster up the bottle needed to attend yet another poorly numbered ‘national’ gathering.
The screws inside the jail were most likely scratching their heads as they don’t have a leader of the EDL inside the prison called “Tommy Robinson”, a Stephen Yaxley-Lennon on the nonce wing for his own protection maybe but definately no EDL leader called Tommy Robinson.
One report noted “some EDL have run into tough opposition on their way to the prison”.
There are another couple of write-ups from the day’s events here and here.
*Fuhrer Yaxley-Lennon is currently in prison for trying to enter the United States illegally by using a false passport amongst other things.
*Update 28th November EDL leader among six hit with fraud charges
The Bristol EDL ‘organiser’ has been arrested. For allegedly attacking a mosque….and a Sikh temple.
“THE leader of the English Defence League (EDL) in Bristol has been arrested in connection with graffiti sprayed on mosques and Sikh temples.
Mickey Bayliss, from Upton Cheyney near Bitton, was arrested on Wednesday. along with another man.
The two had their properties searched but were not charged and have been released on bail.
The arrests were made in connection with two incidents of criminal damage on mosques and a Sikh temple on Valley Road, Bedminster, and Church Road, Redfield, between September 21 and September 25.
It is believed that the word “EDL” was dubbed in red graffiti on the properties on Church Road and grey graffiti on Valley Road. Police spokeswoman Catherine Foster said: “A 47-year-old man has been arrested under suspicion of criminal damage. “He has been bailed until January 22.
“There were three incidents of criminal damage, two on Valley Road and one on Church Road.” She added: “A 36-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the same investigation.”
Ms Foster said that the homes of the two arrested men were searched.
Around 300 EDL supporters attended a rally in Bristol in July.
Ten people were arrested during the protest, which drew around 500 counter-protesters.”
EDL and Infidels fail respectively
Fresh from having their main website hacked again last night the ever persistent flotsam and jetsam of what was “Britain’s biggest street movement” (according to themselves) arrived in Norwich today for a so-called ‘national demonstration’ numbering around 150 if that.
The people of Norwich were out in considerably larger numbers (*an estimated 1,500 according to mainstream press reports) to give the bedraggled ‘leaderless‘ boneheads the rousing welcome that they deserved by letting the racists know in no uncertain terms that the hatred spread by the EDL was definitely not welcome in the city as the video below clearly shows.
Arrests were made as boneheads tried to attack locals. Scuffles with anti-fascists also took place. *Mainstream report here
Meanwhile EDL neo-nazi splinter group the ‘infidels’ were out in West Ham having an equally shit day.
Meanwhile, the weekend before in Liverpool…
Taken from alertaantifasciste
“With NWI calling a national callout ‘against IRA marches in Liverpool’ (code name for spreading anti-irish racism, especially since february ) various antifascist groups set about organising counter demoes, fash facebook pages and blogs kept pumping out about people coming from far and wide to the demo and keeping meeting places secret.
On the day however only roughly 20 of the fash turned up, this was met by a joint mobilisation of antifascists who outnumbered them 3-1, as the fash settled comfortably into their police protected protest area near the town hall another 20 antifascists turned up and stood amongst the fash, the fash then backed off and stood looking uncomfortable until police moved into to move the antifascists to their proper place.
Unsurprisingly the fash became suddenly more vocal once the police safety was reinforced, but this just further added to their humiliation, one fascist was keen to remind antifascists that ‘the police are on our side not yours’ roughly translated and taking the events into consideration i believe this meant ‘These police wont let you get us’ the police had several attempts at kettling antifascists, which didn’t seem too effective and many managed to break the line.
Far right poster boy and jail bird Liam Pinkham bumped into a group of militant antifascists and recieved a taste of his own medicine, for his first demo since his release from prison this should really make him question his involvement in politics all together.
last night was a really successful night for antifascism in Liverpool, everyone played to their strengths, there was a counter demonstration that massively outnumbered the fascist mobilisation, and sizeable groups were scouting and looking for fash outside of the demo.
The only group which refused to turn up was the Socialist Party in Liverpool, who really need to question their morals, having witnessed them sharing church street with fascists and ignoring the fascists all together to talk about the NHS, how can they refuse to stand with other antifascists AGAINST fascists?”
Fash yesterday giving it the ‘big un’ from the safety of a pub (great choreography with zee fingers) .. (CTRL and + for closer view in firefox)
The aftermath as told by EDLNews.
The remaining dregs of the EDL turned out in Walsall today
Dwindling numbers of racist boneheads belonging to the EDL (“Britain’s biggest street movement” according to themselves) turned out in Walsall in the west midlands today to shout racist abuse at the local Asian population and throw bricks and stuff at the cops.
Many projectiles missed causing injuries to their own side. More injuries were incurred when the boneheads tried to fight their way through a line of cops to get at members of the local community.
Mainstream report from the Birmingham mail here
Report from vice.com “The EDL Got Covered in Their Own Blood Again”
“City star Lee Smith pays cost for race rant”
A FORMER Worcester City footballer who posted a racist tweet against immigrants on Remembrance Day has been ordered to pay £600 in fines and costs.
Lee Smith, aged 28, used foul language in the tweet, which called for illegal immigrants to be killed.
The tweet, which referred to the war-based online game Call of Duty, was spotted by a journalist who reported it to police and Smith was arrested.
After he was charged for the offence Smith’s contract was not renewed at Worcester and he has since been unable to find another football club to sign him, magistrates in Cheltenham were told yesterday.
Smith denied posting a racially aggravated, threatening, abusive or insulting tweet which was likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress.
But he was convicted and fined £100 plus £500 costs.
His assertion that he had meant to send two tweets but got them mixed up into one which gave an impression of racism was dismissed by the bench.
In his offensive tweet, on November 11 last year, midfielder Smith, of Arreton Road, Gloucester, said he respected all the heroes of 11/11/11 “but all the illegal foreign ***** should **** off out of out of the country.or Call of Duty could become a reality – kill um”.
Derek Ryder, prosecuting, said: “His use of words including ‘kill um’ showed his hostility towards illegal immigrants.
“And foreigners has been taken as a reference to a racial group in previous cases.”
Smith told police he was not used to using Twitter and thought he had just been talking to friends.
He said he just wanted to give respect to the heroes in the armed services for what they had done, and he did not think it was right that illegal immigrants should be taking jobs from people in this country.
“Call of Duty was nothing to do with that,” he told police. “It was a reference to going online and playing the game with friends later. I meant it to be a different thing. I was not making a reference to killing illegal immigrants and it was not meant to be in the same message.
“I don’t want them to be harmed in any way.
“I’m not very good at Twitter because I have not been doing it very long.”
He said he made the tweet on his phone but had since lost it. Lisa Ellis, defending, said Smith would not be giving evidence.
“Mr Smith had no reason to believe that any person would be caused distress by the tweet,” she said.
“He is not familiar with the site and is not a regular user.”
Finding him guilty, chairman of the bench Mike Stayte said: “The words demonstrated hostility and were abusive and insulting and the reference to Call of Duty was a real threat.” Smith was ordered to pay a fine of £100, victim surcharge of £15 and costs of £500.
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