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Racist pleads guilty over music CDs

Peter Lazenby | Tuesday, 24 October 2006 Source: Leeds Today


A racist who admitted possessing material which included a "Blackshirts Rise Again" compact disc and other racist written material is to undergo a psychiatric assessment before being sentenced by a Leeds court.

Antony James White, 34, of Bramley, Leeds, pleaded guilty to seven charges of possessing or distributing racially inflammatory material in West Yorkshire when he appeared at Leeds Crown Court. Two other charges were withdrawn.

White replied "guilty" to each of the seven charges as they were read out in court. The charges related to material that was threatening, abusive or insulting, which could stir up racial hatred. The material included a book, CD, DVD, images and flyers and stickers.

Jail

He was granted bail to appear for sentencing back at Leeds Crown Court in the week beginning December 11. The prosecution said the offences took place in 2003 and 2004.

Bail was granted on condition that White remains in residence at his home, and that he co-operates in the preparation of a psychiatric report.

The court heard that White had in 2003 received a prison sentence after distributing racist material to schoolchildren on a bus.

White was told yesterday that particularly considering his previous conviction the court was considering a custodial sentence "as the first option."


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