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Couple shocked by BNP leader comments

BNP leader Nick Griffin made comments on Twitter about a gay couple at the centre of a landmark legal ruling Photo: ITV News

A gay couple from Cambridgeshire who were allegedly targeted on Twitter by BNP leader Nick Griffin after winning a landmark equality ruling have said that they were shocked by his comments.

Police are now watching the home of Michael Black and John Morgan in Brampton, near Huntingdon, after the MEP allegedly published their address on the social networking site and called for a demonstration to be held outside.

The alleged tweets, under the username @nickgriffinmep, followed Mr Black and his 59-year-old partner's win against the owner of bed and breakfast accommodation who refused to let them stay in a double room because of her religious views.

One of the complained tweets read: "So Messrs Black & Morgan, at (their address). A British Justice team will come up to Huntington & give you a...

"...bit of drama by way of reminding you that an English couple's home is their castle. Say No to heterophobia!"

On Friday, the couple hit back with Mr Black, 64, an exams consultant and writer, calling the politician an "idiot".

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