Paul Golding, the self-appointed leader of Britain First, was convicted for harassment and for wearing a political uniform in the form of a Britain First members jacket, which is an offence under the Public Order Act 1936. He was also convicted for the harassment of Munazza Munawar, who is the sister of Sajeel Shahid, who is alleged to have trained the ringleaders of the 7/7 bombings.
Known for his publicity stunts and in playing to the cameras, Golding had wrongly assumed that it was the home of Sajeel Shahid.
Commenting on the sentence, District Judge David Woollard said: “It was a political stunt which was designed to further the cause of the party and to generate the kind of material which is later placed on the Britain First website.”
Golding was fined about £1,000 and was also placed under a restraining order where he cannot make contact with Munazza Manwar or attend her place of residence for two years.