Brighton Protests: Arrests Update

Fourteen arrests were made as around 250 protesters took part in an English Nationalists Alliance (ENA) march and Unite Against Fascism (UAF) counter-protest in Brighton city centre on Bank Holiday Monday (30 August).

The arrests were made for public order offences, assault and to prevent a breach of peace. These included a 19-year-old London man and a 32-year-old man both arrested for breach of peace. They were both later released without charge.

A 36-year-old Worthing man and a 39-year-old Brighton man both arrested for breach of peace and refusing to assemble in a designated area. They were also later released without charge.

A Portslade man aged 42 was arrested for committing grievous bodily harm and later released on police bail until 16 October. A 19-year-old man arrested for breach of the peace, assault and obstruction was later released on bail until 7 October.

An 18-year-old man from Brighton was released on bail until 5 October after he was arrested for provocation of violence and refusing to assemble in a designated area. Two Brighton men, one aged 18, who were arrested for breach of peace were both later released without further action.

A 17-year-old boy, two 16-year-old boys from London and one 15-year-old boy from Middlesex were all released on police bail until 1 October after all being arrested for using alarm, racially aggravated harassment and breach of the peace.

Josef Janacek, 26, of no fixed address appeared at Brighton Magistrates' Court today (31 August) after being arrested at the event and later charged with possession of an offensive weapon namely three metal ratchets.

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