Britain First deputy leader Jayda Fransen declares 'victory' in Belfast trial

Jayda Fransen said she has beaten the police who tried to imprison her

Jayda Fransen said she has beaten the police who tried to imprison her

Friday, December 15, 2017

The deputy leader of Britain First has declared "victory" in her court case in Belfast today (December 15).

Jayda Fransen was released on bail after appearing at the Laganside court charged with using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour, in connection with a social media post which criticised Islam.

The message was recorded beside one of the city's Peace Walls - which separate the Protestant and Catholic communities - earlier this week.

Fransen was arrested outside the same court yesterday - having appeared on a separate charge relating to comments she made during a Northern Ireland Against Terrorism rally in August.

Britain First leader Paul Golding was also arrested outside the court yesterday, having come to support Fransen, and both will appear at the same court next month.

Fransen and Golding have both posted the same triumphant message on Twitter, saying "Judge throws out police attempts to imprison Jayda."

Fransen is already on bail over a separate religious harassment case, which stems from a rape case in Kent.

She faces four charges of causing religiously aggravated harassment for allegedly distributing leaflets and posting online videos during a trial held at Canterbury Crown Court in May, according to The Sun.

Britain First, and Fransen, shot to prominence recently when a number of her messages were retweeted by Donald Trump.