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Three men jailed for attempting to incite racial hatred

Three men have been jailed for public order offences after posting extreme right wing stickers across a campus of a city centre university.

They were caught on CCTV on the evening of 9 July 2016 posting the stickers on signage at Aston University with the intention of inciting racial hatred. The stickers were discovered by security staff two days later and reported to police who started a hate crime investigation.

Chad Williams-Allen, aged 26 from Tantany Lane, West Bromwich, was jailed for 21 months. Two other men – who cannot be named for legal reasons - were jailed for two years and 16 months respectively.

The four men were also given five year criminal behaviour orders.

A fourth man - Gary Jack, aged 21, from Heathland Road, Shard End - was handed a 12 month suspended sentence.

Chad Williams-Allen (left) and Gary Jack (right)
Chad Williams-Allen (left) and Gary Jack (right)

Detective Chief Superintendent Matt Ward, who heads the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit, said: "We are committed to tackling all forms of extremism which has the potential to threaten public safety and security."

Anyone who sees or hears something that could be terrorist-related should act on their instincts and call the police in confidence on 0800 789 321. In an emergency, always dial 999. Visit gov.uk/ACT for more information, including how to report extremist or terrorist content that is online.