Exclusive! EDL Bodyguard In Racist Death Link

Matthew Collins - 28 01 13
Andrew Currien

Andrew Currien

Hope not Hate can exclusively reveal that a key member of the EDL leadership bodyguard team was previously jailed for his part in a racist death.

Andrew Currien, from Lanesfield near Wolverhampton, was one of six men convicted in 2009 after a 59 year old man was crushed to death by a car following a violent brawl.

Wolverhampton Crown Court heard how a group of six men including Currien had been out on an all night drinking binge. The men had been driving around the area drinking when they pulled up outside a pub where a local man, Stainton Barrett, approached them asking for a light.

One of the men, Paul Welburn, got out of the car and chased Mr Barratt to his home nearby and Currien, Daryl Rickhuss and David Garner joined him as a fracas broke out with racist comments being hurled by the group of drunk men.

Mr Barrett went into the house and returned with his brother, armed with a hammer and a machete. It was then that Anthony Benson, who had remained in the vehicle, reversed the car crushing Stainton Barrett against his porch wall. Barrett was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Benson was found guilty of causing the death by dangerous driving and was sentenced to six years imprisonment.

Paul Welburn, from Bilston, was sentenced to four years jail after admitting violent disorder.

Andrew Currien along with Rickhuss and Garner- who are also EDL supporters from the Wolverhampton area- were all jailed for 18 months after they pleaded guilty to affray.

Finally, Ian Williams from Lanesfield, was given 18 months imprisonment after admitting conspiracy to pervert the course of justice after he tried to have the car scrapped to cover up the evidence.

Currien and his brother Kevin, regularly act as bodyguards to the EDL leadership of Stephen Lennon and Kevin Carroll.

Currien (left) with EDL leader Stephen Lennon. Curriens brother Kevin stands to the rear of Lennon.

Currien (left) with EDL leader Stephen Lennon. Curriens brother Kevin stands to the rear of Lennon.


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