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Three men charged with inciting racial hatred

Three men have been charged with inciting racial hatred following an investigation by West Midlands Police, after extreme right-wing material was placed on a sign at a university in Birmingham.

Chad Williams-Allen, aged 26  from Tantany Lane, West Bromwich, Dean Lloyd, aged 26, from Tantany Lane, West Bromwich and Gary Jack, aged 21, from Heathland Road, Shard End, were charged after they answered bail today (Wednesday 13 September) after being arrested at an earlier date by police.

The arrests followed an investigation after a number of National Action branded stickers containing extreme right-wing rhetoric were posted at the Aston University campus in Birmingham on 9 July 2016.

All three are charged with displaying written material which is threatening, abusive or insulting by posting a number of National Action branded stickers at the Aston University campus in Birmingham intending thereby to stir up racial hatred or where having regard to all the circumstances racial hatred is likely to be stirred up thereby. Contrary to section 18(1) of the Public Order Act 1986.

A fourth man, Paul Hickman, aged 37, from Norrington Road, Northfield, has been charged with possessing written material which is threatening, abusive or insulting, namely multiple copies of two National Action leaflets /posters, with a view to the material being displayed or distributed, whether by himself or another, intending thereby to stir up racial hatred or where having regard to all the circumstances racial hatred is likely to be stirred up thereby. Contrary to section 23(1) of the Public Order Act 1986.

They will appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court on 9 October.

A fifth man, Alexander Deakin, aged 22, from Beacon Road, Great Barr, was also charged on Monday 11 September in connection with this offence. However he appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court on 2 September and has been remanded in custody in respect of other offences.