Following alleged incident relating to Ballymena, Britain First leader Paul Golding is charged with ‘publishing written material intended to stir up hatred’

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Paul Golding pictured in Ballymena recently.

BRITAIN First leader Paul Golding has been charged with three counts of ‘publishing written material intended to stir up hatred’ and one count of ‘using threatening, abusive, insulting words or behaviour’.

He is expected to appear at Ballymena Magistrates’ Court in mid-November.

As is normal procedure all charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.

The charges follow an arrest on Wednesday 24 October in connection with alleged incidents relating to the Ballymena area on Saturday October 20.

On Thursday afternoon, Paul Golding posted a picture on Instagram of him standing outside Musgrave Street Police Station in Belfast following his release.

Earlier, Britain First said it is still planning to hold a rally in Ballymena this Saturday.

Also on the website, Paul Golding was pictured beside graffiti in Ballymena which said: ‘Britain First go home’

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