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EDL thugs jailed for Birmingham protest violence

The first of 52 men have been sentenced for violent disorder at an English Defence League protest in Birmingham last year Credit: West Midlands Police

The first of 52 men have been sentenced for violent disorder at an English Defence League protest in Birmingham last year.

Adam Beebee, 28, of Boundary Road, Erdington, Birmingham; James Harrington, 30, of Kentmere Avenue, Seacroft, Leeds; Jake Hill, 32, of Church Street, Stourbridge; and Lee Joshua, 43, of St Mary’s Court, Brierley Hill were sentenced to a total of almost six and a half years at Birmingham Crown Court today.

The first of 52 men have been sentenced for violent disorder at an English Defence League protest in Birmingham last year Credit: West Midlands Police

The remaining 47 defendants who have been convicted will be in court next week.

A crowd of around 2,000 protestors gathered in Birmingham city centre on 20 July 2013, during which a fight broke out between some supporters of the English Defence League and a counter protest group.

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