Wrexham Infidel not as sharp as the knife he once violently used

Matthew Collins - 20 04 16
Burnie in a Bridewell

Burnie in a Bridewell

Wrexham-based Infidel and convicted knifeman David Burnie has cashed in a whole lot of stupid to earn himself a few column inches in yesterday’s Daily Post.

The Welsh newspaper has published a splash revealing how Burnie took a selfie whilst in the back of a police van. He captioned it “Ooooh shiiiiiit”, suggesting that, whilst not arrested, perhaps he’d gone and done a naughty.

If so, it would not be the first time. In August 2012 Burnie stabbed a man in the neck in an attack the judge who handed down a five and a half year sentence, remarked “could have been murder.” Presumably he’s currently only free on licence.

Burnie counts NWI leader Shane Calvert and his acolytes Chelsea and Karen Clarke among his Facebook buddies. He has also expressed online allegiance to around 35 far right groups. These include the Infidels, Combat 18, English Defence League (EDL), British National Party (BNP), English Volunteer Force (EVF) and National Front (NF).

So, is anyone surprised that the far right has embraced another violent criminal?

We’re not, but word is that the increasingly fractious feud within the North West Infidels has led one longstanding member to quit, citing the criminal tendencies of his fellow Infidels. He seems not to have noticed before which, to say the least is odd. These are street politicians of conviction.

Realisation only dawned when he looked at a couple of cases pending in his local area, one particularly tragic, both unconnected to NWI activity. But it’s not a case of better late than never because people’s lives have been damaged. It’s a case of too late.


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