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Jayda Fransen and Paul Golding re-arrested as police investigate allegation of inciting religious hatred

Two leaders of a far right group who were arrested in May for allegedly inciting religious hatred have been re-arrested.

Paul Golding, 35, and Jayda Fransen, 31, of Britain First, were originally arrested on May 10, during the trial into a gang of four men accused of raping a woman above a takeaway in Margate.

The four men were convicted on all charges at Canterbury Crown Court in May, after a girl stopped and asked them for directions. 

Leader Paul Golding and his deputy Jayda Fransen
Leader Paul Golding and his deputy Jayda Fransen

It's believed the Britain First pair were re-arrested after attending a police station for questioning.

A police spokesman said: "A 35-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman, both from London, who were arrested on 10 May 2017 on suspicion of inciting religious hatred have had their bail extended until 20 September 2017.

"The arrests were in connection with leaflets and videos posted online that related to a trial held at Canterbury Crown Court in May 2017."

Paul Golding is leader of Britain First, while Jayda Fransen is his deputy.


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