Stoke & Staffordshire

BNP member Michael Coleman guilty of racism charges

Michael Coleman
Image caption Michael Coleman lost his Meir North seat on Stoke-on-Trent City Council in elections in May 2011

A British National Party member and former Stoke-on-Trent councillor has been found guilty of racism charges.

Michael Coleman, 45, of Caverswall Road, Weston Coyney, had denied two counts of racially aggravated harassment.

The charges related to racist language used in two articles on his website between 8 August 2011 and 8 March 2012.

He will re-appear at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court to be sentenced on 28 September.

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