Britain First leader Paul Golding ‘beaten up in prison’ 1 year ago

Britain First leader Paul Golding ‘beaten up in prison’

Kent Police confirmed it was investigating a report of an assault at the prison

Paul Golding, leader of extremist group Britain First, has been beaten up just days into his stint in jail, it is reported.

Earlier in March Golding, 36, was found guilty of a hate crime and sentenced to 18 weeks in prison.

The far-right talisman was allegedly attacked inside his Category C prison, on the Isle of Sheppey, Kent, according to Metro.

It is understood Golding has now been separated from other inmates at HMP Elmley.

Kent Police confirmed it was investigating a report of an assault at the prison between 4.15pm and 4.30pm on Wednesday.

The force said: "The victim is alleged to have been punched by two other inmates, causing him to suffer minor facial injuries.


"Enquiries into the incident are ongoing."

They did not identify the victim.

A Prison Service spokesperson added: "We do not comment on individual prisoners."

Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen, Britain First's deputy elader, were convicted of religiously-aggravated harassment at Folkestone Magistrates' Court in Kent on March 7.

Britain First leader Paul Golding and deputy leader Jayda Fransen (Credit: Charles McQuillan)

The pair denied the hate crime charges but were found guilty and sentenced to a total of 54 weeks.

They "demonstrated hostility" towards Muslims with a "campaign to draw attention" to the race of several men convicted of rape.

Fransen was accused of going to the home of a Muslim defendant in a rape trial, Tamin Rahmani, and shouting racist abuse through the front door.

A video played in court showed Fransen banging on the door and shouting "Come out and face me you disgusting rapist, come on" but denied using the phrase "Muslim bastards" or saying that all Muslims are rapists.

Golding said he was just acting as Fransen's cameraman. When asked if he agreed with Fransen's actions, he said: "Yes."