Man charged over far right rally attack

A far-right demonstration by the North West Infidels, which ended in a St Helens man being charged with assaulting a police officer.
A far-right demonstration by the North West Infidels, which ended in a St Helens man being charged with assaulting a police officer.
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A ST Helens is set to appear in court after he was charged with assaulting a police officer during a right-wing march which turned violent.

Paul Carpenter, 31, of Warwick Street, Eccleston, was held after an incident an North West Infidents rally in Leigh town centre last weekend.

Carpenter is said to have attacked a PC during the march before fleeing, only to be stopped in his tracks an anti-facist protestor.

He will appear at Wigan and Leigh Magistrates Court on August 16 charged with a public order offence and assaulting a police constable.

The North West Infidels is a shadowy splinter faction of the English Defence League which police believe has links to violent football hooligan gangs.