Man jailed for posting 'inflammatory' YouTube videos

A man who admitted posting online footage of himself dressed in a Ku Klux Klan costume to stir up racial hatred has been jailed for 12 months.

Christopher Philips appeared at Wolverhampton Crown Court today, after previously pleading guilty to appearing in three YouTube videos last year showing him wearing the klansman outfit, and posing with a life-sized golliwog doll at a far-right gathering.

Sentencing Philips, formerly known as Darren Clifft, Judge John Warner told him: "It does not require advanced education or knowledge of history to know what you were seeking to convey might cause offence."

He added the publication of the videos by Philips, who has Asperger's, would obviously be "thoroughly offensive" or "highly inflammatory", leaving him with no choice but to jail the 24-year-old.