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Jayda Fransen, Britain First Deputy Leader, Arrested In Sunderland After Neo-Nazi Radio Appearance

Just after a segment on Mein Kampf.

15/10/2017 10:17 BST | Updated 16/10/2017 13:29 BST

Britain First’s deputy leader has been arrested for violating the terms of her bail after embarking on a far-right tour of Europe during which she appeared on a neo-Nazi radio show.

Jayda Fransen was detained in Sunderland on Saturday during a protest in the city and led away by police.

Fransen and Britain First leader, Paul Golding, were charged last month with causing religiously aggravated harassment and were both bailed to appear before Medway Magistrates’ Court on October 17.

Both have been required to present themselves weekly at a police station as part of their bail conditions but the pair has spent the last few weeks touring far-right events across Europe.

On Friday Fransen conducted a phone interview with Radio Aryan whose tagline is ‘SAVE THE FATHERLAND’.

RADIO ARYAN

She said: “We’re away against our will if you like, I’m actually desperate to get home - I’ve got so many activities to organise and carry out in Britain and at the minute I literally can’t come home because if I do I’m going to be arrested and detained.

“The whole ‘fugitive’ status is not as fun as it may seem.”

Fransen appeared shortly after the show had aired part 35 of its retelling of Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf.

RADIO ARYAN
The show's afternoon schedule for Friday.

The original charge against Fransen and Glding relates to the distribution of leaflets in the Thanet and Canterbury areas and videos posted to social media during a gang rape trial at Canterbury Crown Court in May.

That trial saw Shershah Muslimyar, 21, Tamin Rahmani, 38, Rafiullah Hamidy, 24 and a 17-year-old all convicted and jailed for the rape of a 16-year-old girl in Ramsgate.

Fransen, 31, faces four counts of causing religiously aggravated harassment and Golding, 35, faces three counts, Kent Police said.

The pair, both from Penge in south east London, were arrested on May 10.