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Six men jailed for part in hate campaign

The group were jailed for a total of 20 years Credit: Leicestershire Police

Six men have been sentenced to more than 20 years in total for their part in a campaign of hate in which a man was lured to an isolated area and assaulted.

The men, all aged between 19 and 25, from Leicester had all admitted a variety of charges, inciting religious hatred, planning and carrying out assaults and possession of weapons, at an earlier court hearing.

Parwinder Baning, 21, Harjinder Athwal, 25, Mehul Lodhia,24, Amanpreet Singh, 25, Damanpreet Singh, 19,Satinderbir Singh, 20, appeared at Leicester Crown Court today (Friday 6 February) where they were sentenced for their crimes.

The chain of events started when two of the men were involved in an attack on a car in East Park Road in July 2013.

Days later, one of the men started a conversation on social media in which people were encouraged to carry out acts of violence with others from the group joining in.

In August 2013 a man was lured by false pretences to an isolated area in Oadby and attacked.

Baning also ordered a haul of weapons from abroad, some of which were recovered during searches by police.

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