Mother blames 'racist abuse from Britain First's Jayda Fransen' for stillborn baby

Mother blames 'racist abuse from Britain First's Jayda Fransen' for stillborn baby

Britain First's Jayda Fransen is accused of religiously aggravated harassment

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

A woman whose baby was stillborn has blamed the loss on racism from Britain First deputy leader Jayda Fransen, a court heard.

Fransen, who is on trial accused of religiously aggravated harassment, allegedly screamed racist abuse through Kelli Best's letterbox​ and two days later she lost her baby, according to The Mirror.

It is claimed the Britain First member went to the house when the woman was by herself with her two young children, and proceeded to direct a racist tirade about her husband Tamin Rahmani, a Muslim man who was due to face trial for rape.

Best told the court: “She was making racist remarks, ‘dirty Muslim rapist, come out, we’re not going to leave until you’re gone, come out. Dirty scumbags’."

She claims "there was no other reason for" her baby to be stillborn than this incident and said "I blame Jayda Fransen."

She also alleges the incident made her feel "very anxious" and meant she didn't want to venture outside. Best also claims that her son is still fearful when anyone knocks on the door.

Fransen has been charged with four counts of religiously aggravated harassment, after allegedly distributing leaflets and videos whilst the trial of three Muslim men and a teenager took place.

Britain First leader Paul Golding has also been charged with three counts of religiously aggravated harassment in relation to the distribution.

Both have denied charges against them at Folkestone Magistrates Court.