A MEMBER of the English Defence League who was involved in the disorder which broke out at a rally in Stoke-on-Trent has been jailed for 16 weeks.
Jake Payne travelled up to the city from his home with friends to attend the event in Hanley city centre on January 23 this year.
Laura Jones, prosecuting, told North Staffordshire magistrates: “Payne was seen by officers at 3.20pm as part of a crowd in hostile confrontation with police.
“He was seen to kick out violently at one police officer, then encouraging some of the people in the crowd to behave in a disorderly fashion.”
She said Payne admitted he was a member of the EDL and had previous convictions for public order offences.
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