Britain First leader charged over Ballymena leaflets

Britain First leader Paul Golding was arrested in Northern Ireland on Wednesday. Credit: PA

Britain First leader Paul Golding has been charged with a series of offences related to anti-immigration leaflets distributed in Ballymena, Co Antrim.

The 36-year-old is charged with three counts of publishing written material intended to stir up hatred and one of using threatening, abusive, insulting words or behaviour.

The charges are linked to literature promoting a Britain First anti-immigration rally planned for Ballymena this Saturday.

Golding, was arrested on Wednesday, is due to appear at Ballymena Magistrates’ Court on 15 November.