The leader of the right-wing group Britain First has been attacked in prison less than a week after being jailed for approaching two Muslims that were arrested, charged and bailed for nine months but ultimately locked up for the rape of a young girl in a chicken shop in the UK, The incident happened while the three Muslims were out on Bail.
Paul Golding , 36, was beaten up in HMP Elmley on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent on Wednesday by two inmates who are believed to have left him with a suspected broken nose.
Police are now understood to be investigating the alleged attack.
Golding and Britain First deputy leader Jayda Fransen, 32, were found guilty on March 5 of religiously aggravated harassment at Folkestone Magistrates Court.
They were “accused of being abusive” towards family members – including children and a pregnant mother – of two defendants being tried for raping a 16-year old teenage white girl.
District Judge Justin Barron said he had no doubt it was the defendants’ intention to use the trial – which involved Muslim immigrants in a “particularly brutal and emotive rape” – for their own political ends.
He added: ‘This was a campaign to draw attention to the race, religion and immigrant background of the defendants.”
He sentenced Fransen, who won notoriety last year after President Trump retweeted Two ISIS videos on her Twitter page, One video proved to be taken out of context, to 36 weeks in prison. Golding was jailed for 18 weeks.
Fransen founded Britain First with Golding as a self-proclaimed “patriotic political party” seven years ago. The party says it “opposes Islamic extremism and mass immigration because they are a danger to the British people”.
The pair has gained nearly half a million followers on Facebook and an estimated 1,000 active supporters but have failed to make a dent in the mainstream politics. Fransen received 56 votes when she stood in the 2014 by-election in Rochester and Strood.
A Prison Service spokesperson, said: “We do not comment on individual prisoners.”