EX EDL and new Pegida recruit Andrew Edge set to tackle Crewe kids

Matthew Collins - 09 02 16
Pegida pin up Andrew Edge

Pegida pin up Andrew Edge

Whilst the EDL is hardly known for its intellectualism even some of its own members must shake their heads at the daft antics of Stockport’s Andrew Edge.

Followers may recall Edge demanding to be sent to the cells before being sentenced having been found guilty of violent disorder at Birmingham Crown Court in October 2014. He subsequently received a 21 month sentence and was released on licence last August.

Helpfully the former EDL Stockport organiser published his licence conditions on Facebook. These were not to attend, organise or promote the fascist group’s protests. He then promptly posted an EDL promo video.

Points on his licence

Points on his licence

Today’s he’s gone one step further, hopping on a train to Crewe in order, it seems, to take on some school kids. Edge, who now aligns himself with Pegida which in no way should be considered as EDL MkII (!), also sought to recruit a gang of fascist vigilantes to visit the Cheshire town on Friday.

The reason? Like far too many, he believes unsubstantiated and exaggerated rumours on social media. Having studied Facebook he’s mightily suspicious and appears to think a fight outside a local school is racially or religiously motivated. Cheshire Police meanwhile have moved to quell rumours of large scale disorder and of threats being made towards young people, stating that “this simply is not correct”. Edge’s mate, who counts Crewe as his home town, even points out that it’s not true, a point which didn’t deter our Andy hopping on a southbound train.

Cheshire Police have also advised parents, let alone out-of-town fascists, that they “cannot to act upon third party messages on social media”. They are still investigating the incident and no doubt do not need or welcome the help of Edge and his idiot gang. Indeed they might regard as a hindrance a man with a serious conviction for violence secured through his involvement with a hate group having a “nosey” outside a school.

Edge, on the wrong side of the tracks

Edge, on the wrong side of the tracks


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