Britain First founder sentenced

Matthew Collins - 20 04 15
Dowson: Now has to be a good boy

Dowson: Now has to be a good boy

Jim Dowson, the founder of Britain First has been convicted at a Belfast court today and given a suspended sentence on three counts relating to the Northern Ireland ‘flag’ protests.

Dowson, who was once dubbed the man who “owned the BNP”, was spared community service after the judge heard he lives under permanent threats from two unnamed sources-one thought to be Islamic terror group(s) and the other dissident Republicans.

Dowson had pleaded guilty to three charges at an earlier hearing, where bizarrely, there appeared to be no onus on the prosecution to provide any evidence against Dowson.

The court head that although the ‘flag’ protests had been violent, Dowson had not been involved in any violence, but had led three “processions” without notifying the police of his intention to do so.

Dowson’s defence insisted that he should, in fact, be given credit for asking for the violence to halt.

The defence was obviously ignorant of this incident in January 2013, that was reported here exclusively by us.


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