‘Racial leaflets’ court case against BNP pair is dropped
Published at 08:53, Monday, 11 November 2013
Two BNP councillors who were charged with a racially-aggravated public order offence have had the case against them dropped.
Dawn Charlton, 49, of Ewanrigg Road, Maryport, and Clive Jefferson, 46, of Slatefell Drive, Cockermouth, were charged in August with causing racially-aggravated harassment.
The pair denied the charge, which related to leaflets distributed in Maryport before the county council elections in May.
Mrs Charlton, a Broughton Moor parish councillor, and Mr Jefferson, who is on Broughton Parish Council, both stood for election in the town.
They were due to face trial from December 3.
A Crown Prosecution Service spokesman said: “All cases are subject to continuous review, and after carrying out a further review of this case in accordance with the code for crown prosecutors, after very careful consideration we concluded there is insufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction and have discontinued the case against them.”
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