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50 thugs sentenced in marathon court hearings taking almost a month
English Defence League supporters who brought terror to the streets of Birmingham have been jailed for more than 75 years after violence flared at a protest.
Fifty men have appeared before Birmingham Crown Court over the past five weeks to be sentenced for violent disorder after ugly scenes were witnessed by police and visitors on July 20 2013.
Most of the violence took part in Centenary Square, and sparked a massive inquiry from detectives from the force’s criminal investigation department to track down those who brought violence to the streets of Birmingham.
Operations were conducted across the Midlands and further afield to arrest those believed to be involved in the disorder, with appeals to trace suspects from the disorder featuring in the Birmingham Mail – leading to a flood of calls to the incident room.
People were arrested…
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