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Extremist Bonehill jailed for three years for inciting racial hatred

Joshua Bonehill-Paine
Joshua Bonehill-Paine
Joshua Bonehill-Paine, 22, was charged in June with publishing or distributing written material intended to incite racial hatred ahead of a proposed march he had planned for 4 July.
Joshua Bonehill-Paine, 22, was charged in June with publishing or distributing written material intended to incite racial hatred ahead of a proposed march he had planned for 4 July.

A man who posted “vile” anti-Semitic material online ahead of a planned neo-Nazi rally has been jailed for more than three years, police said.

Joshua Bonehill-Paine, 23, was found guilty of inciting racial hatred, Scotland Yard said.

He posted links on Twitter in around June this year 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.

The demonstration was later moved and held in central London.

Bonehill-Paine, of Yeovil in Somerset, was arrested at his home on June 26.

He was jailed for three years and four months at London’s Southwark Crown Court, Scotland Yard said.

Detective Chief Inspector Andy Barnes, who led the investigation, said: “Bonehill-Paine posted vile, anti-Semitic material online.

“This kind of material is illegal and its publication is damaging to communities.

“There are challenges in attributing such material posted online to the originator but our digital forensic examiners worked tirelessly, carrying out extensive analysis of the material, phone data and online activity to prove that Bonehill-Paine posted the material from his laptop.

“The Met fully understands the hurt that is felt in communities affected by this type of crime. It is only by continually working with communities that we can ensure they are safe and free from fear.

“As this case demonstrates, there is no place for people inciting racial hatred under the guise of protest, and those that do this will be investigated and brought before the courts to answer for this crime.”

 

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