Date set for BNP leader's retrial

By Lou Thomas

British National Party leader Nick Griffin will face a retrial on charges of inciting racial hatred on 15 May.

The two remaining charges against Griffin are based on evidence submitted by BBC journalist Jason Gywnne, who filmed the BNP leader for the BBC television programme "The Secret Agent" in West Yorkshire during 2003.

Griffin and BNP activist Mark Collett were acquitted of six race hate charges earlier this month.

During the trial, a citizen journalist published a photograph of Griffin giving evidence on the internet. The Recorder of Leeds, Judge Norman Jones, warned people sitting in the public gallery that they faced an immediate prison sentence if they attempted to take photographs in the courtroom. Judge Jones warned the jury not to look at the internet before the end of the trial.

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