A Leopard Can’t Change Its Spots

Matthew Collins - 09 10 13
Andrew Currien

Andrew Currien

Just 24 hours after Stephen Lennon officially withdrew from leading the EDL, holes have started to appear in the charade that is the story of the new and improved Tommy Robinson.

Lennon told whoever would listen yesterday that he did not want to be associated with violent racists, yet we can prove this is just another lie.

Speaking on Twitter today, Lennon replied to a comment sent to him by a close friend Andrew Currien.

Currien wrote ” tommy me and brothers have stood by your side for years as security and has friends we back you always.”

In reply Lennon promised to visit Currien and his fellow EDL bodyguard Steve Eddowes and explain his situation in full.

Lennon wrote “top respect lads, when this dies down gonna pop up to see u Edders etc to fully explain in person”

We can reveal that Andrew Currien was previously jailed for his part in a racist death in 2009.

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 acted as bodyguards to the EDL leadership of Stephen Lennon and Kevin Carroll.

Seems a leopard maybe can’t change its spots after all.



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