Published: 15:26, 24 March 2017
One of the longest prison terms dealt to a demonstrator at the Dover protests was served today.
Bretton Vaughan, 45, of Lilybank Close, Matlock in Derbyshire, travelled to Kent to take part in a pre-planned march through the town on Saturday, January 30, 2016.
Fighting broke out when those present were met by other visitors who were holding a counter-protest at the same time.
Vaughan was witnessed throwing objects on three occasions by offers reviewing evidential footage captured during the disturbances.
He was arrested at his home address on Thursday, July 7, and subsequently charged with violent disorder.
He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to three-and-a-half years imprisonment at Canterbury Crown Court on Friday.
Police believe this is the third longest term from a January 2016 Dover rioter.
Investigating officer Detective Constable, Kirsty Bricknell, said: “Bretton Vaughan and others like him had no business in coming to Dover and contributing to the widespread trouble that took place that day.
“He has received a significant custodial sentence for his actions, which reflects the seriousness of the crimes he committed and the effect they had on the people of the town.”