A man has appeared in court and denied inciting racial hatred before a neo-Nazi rally in London earlier this year.

Joshua Bonehill-Paine

Joshua Bonehill-Paine

Joshua Bonehill-Paine, 22, is charged with publishing or distributing written material intended to stir up racial hatred.

It is alleged he posted links on Twitter in June to material that would stir up racial hatred ahead of a rally that organisers planned to hold in Golders Green, a predominantly Jewish area of north London.

It was later moved and held in central London.

Bonehill-Paine, of Yeovil in Somerset, loudly declared he is “absolutely not guilty” as he appeared in the dock at London’s Southwark Crown Court.

Wearing a blue shirt and black and white checked jacket and sporting a beard, he listened intently to the short hearing as he sat next to a uniformed dock officer.

He was remanded in custody to appear at Southwark Crown Court for a provisional trial date of December 14.