Britain First leader Paul Golding tries to give himself up for arrest over Crayford mosque 'invasion' – and fails

News Shopper: Paul Golding after being told he'll have to wait a bit longer outside Bexleyheath police station. Paul Golding after being told he'll have to wait a bit longer outside Bexleyheath police station.

The leader of a far right group who claimed he was wanted by police over his "invasion" of a Crayford mosque tried to give himself up for arrest – and failed.

Britain First leader Paul Golding and six supporters waited nearly an hour in blazing sunshine outside Bexleyheath Police Station in Arnsberg Way on the afternoon of July 16.

But after repeatedly assuring News Shopper his arrest was imminent, the former Swanley BNP councillor was quietly ushered into an office for questioning instead.

The stunt came after Mr Golding and five Britain First activists "invaded" Crayford Mosque on July 13 and demanded members remove "sexist" entrance signs for men and women.

After the incident Mr Golding said: “They probably kept me out there to de-hydrate me so I would fold under questioning.

“I was questioned for about an hour and then released. It was a waste of my time.

News Shopper:

Britain First's leader with members of the group's 'Kent Batallion' 

“I wasn’t expecting them to do what they did. I thought they would arrest me as they have done before.

“It was more than likely in my calculations that they would.”

When pressed on whether he would carry out his threat to remove the signs at the mosque Mr Golding said: “You will have to wait and see”.

He claimed teams of officers with dogs searched a number of addresses for him following the incident at the North West Kent Muslim Association in Crayford High Street.

Police confirmed homes were visited but denied dogs were used.

News Shopper:

Mr Golding took a photograph on behalf of a visiting school group while he waited.

A Bexley Police spokesman said: "A man in his 30s voluntarily turned up at a south London police station during the afternoon of July 16 to speak with officers.

"He was not arrested but was interviewed under caution by officers.

"No other persons were interviewed and there was no warrant out for the man’s arrest.

"Officers from Bexley attended a number of addresses on July 13 and early on Monday July 14 as part of their enquiries into the incident at Crayford Mosque.

"Officers entered one address as part of these enquiries, which was found by officers left open, insecure and unattended when they arrived.

"No arrests were made"

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3:39pm Thu 17 Jul 14

the wall says...

Paul Golding = Fail
Paul Golding = Fail the wall
  • Score: -6

4:05pm Thu 17 Jul 14

HearTheFacts says...

Bexleyheath police arrest some one L.OL. hate crime no fraud no. Good at protecting it Council friends.
Bexleyheath police arrest some one L.OL. hate crime no fraud no. Good at protecting it Council friends. HearTheFacts
  • Score: 3

4:34pm Thu 17 Jul 14

ron.1952 says...

The chap in the shorts is he having laugh or what ? Ronnies seen better looking legs than that in KFC.

Ronny x
The chap in the shorts is he having laugh or what ? Ronnies seen better looking legs than that in KFC. Ronny x ron.1952
  • Score: -8

4:37pm Thu 17 Jul 14

MJB says...

Ha ha! What an absolute tool. Probably thought he'd love the publicity from getting arrested and they didn't really want to know.

This 'batallion' look utterly ridiculous. Flat caps? Last of the Summer Wine?

Would've loved it if his bully boys turned up at the mosque when it's packed - would sit there with popcorn to see them get a shoeing. No, they'll turn up once it's only the poor imam there. Cowards.
Ha ha! What an absolute tool. Probably thought he'd love the publicity from getting arrested and they didn't really want to know. This 'batallion' look utterly ridiculous. Flat caps? Last of the Summer Wine? Would've loved it if his bully boys turned up at the mosque when it's packed - would sit there with popcorn to see them get a shoeing. No, they'll turn up once it's only the poor imam there. Cowards. MJB
  • Score: 7

4:47pm Thu 17 Jul 14

Bestbaz says...

Paul Golding quote "It was a waste of my time. "

Listen Mr Golding you all are a waste of time, just look at yourselves, a total bunch of ............. well, you know exactly what the majority think you are. Expend your energy and join the army and be in a REAL battalion, Oh, sorry I forgot, you are all too scared.
Paul Golding quote "It was a waste of my time. " Listen Mr Golding you all are a waste of time, just look at yourselves, a total bunch of ............. well, you know exactly what the majority think you are. Expend your energy and join the army and be in a REAL battalion, Oh, sorry I forgot, you are all too scared. Bestbaz
  • Score: 8

5:08pm Thu 17 Jul 14

the wall says...

Bestbaz wrote:
Paul Golding quote "It was a waste of my time. "

Listen Mr Golding you all are a waste of time, just look at yourselves, a total bunch of ............. well, you know exactly what the majority think you are. Expend your energy and join the army and be in a REAL battalion, Oh, sorry I forgot, you are all too scared.
Why would the army want him?
[quote][p][bold]Bestbaz[/bold] wrote: Paul Golding quote "It was a waste of my time. " Listen Mr Golding you all are a waste of time, just look at yourselves, a total bunch of ............. well, you know exactly what the majority think you are. Expend your energy and join the army and be in a REAL battalion, Oh, sorry I forgot, you are all too scared.[/p][/quote]Why would the army want him? the wall
  • Score: -1

5:51pm Thu 17 Jul 14

Crayman says...

Don't the Kent Batalion have jobs ? Must be great to hang about in the sun......
Don't the Kent Batalion have jobs ? Must be great to hang about in the sun...... Crayman
  • Score: 1

9:30pm Thu 17 Jul 14

disgruntres says...

It is a great pity that someone in Bexleyheath didn't have a spare bag of salt to throw over these thugs.When salt is put on slugs they shrink and dry up, eventually disappear.What a result that would be.Sympathies should be reserved for the poor Iman. This spineless act has only increased the respect of the majority for this mosque and the standards and beliefs that are upheld there. It has certainly not endeared people with sense to Mr Golding and his asinine followers.
It is a great pity that someone in Bexleyheath didn't have a spare bag of salt to throw over these thugs.When salt is put on slugs they shrink and dry up, eventually disappear.What a result that would be.Sympathies should be reserved for the poor Iman. This spineless act has only increased the respect of the majority for this mosque and the standards and beliefs that are upheld there. It has certainly not endeared people with sense to Mr Golding and his asinine followers. disgruntres
  • Score: 1

1:30pm Fri 18 Jul 14

mouthalmighty says...

Paul Golding failed yet again. Get the message, you and your lot of inbreds are failures in past, present and the future. The only thing that keeps you lot together, is jealousy. Jealous of the fact that immigrants arrive here with nothing and build a decent life through WORK!!= Useful activities to self and community that pays a wage. Try it.
Paul Golding failed yet again. Get the message, you and your lot of inbreds are failures in past, present and the future. The only thing that keeps you lot together, is jealousy. Jealous of the fact that immigrants arrive here with nothing and build a decent life through WORK!!= Useful activities to self and community that pays a wage. Try it. mouthalmighty
  • Score: 1

2:43pm Fri 18 Jul 14

Bestbaz says...

the wall wrote:
Bestbaz wrote:
Paul Golding quote "It was a waste of my time. "

Listen Mr Golding you all are a waste of time, just look at yourselves, a total bunch of ............. well, you know exactly what the majority think you are. Expend your energy and join the army and be in a REAL battalion, Oh, sorry I forgot, you are all too scared.
Why would the army want him?
With 25 years under my belt with the Army, I know they would not tolerate him. The point is " is he man enough to even visit an ACIO" The answer being no. Like most of these extreme right wing faecal heads, they like scaring old people, as in this case.
[quote][p][bold]the wall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bestbaz[/bold] wrote: Paul Golding quote "It was a waste of my time. " Listen Mr Golding you all are a waste of time, just look at yourselves, a total bunch of ............. well, you know exactly what the majority think you are. Expend your energy and join the army and be in a REAL battalion, Oh, sorry I forgot, you are all too scared.[/p][/quote]Why would the army want him?[/p][/quote]With 25 years under my belt with the Army, I know they would not tolerate him. The point is " is he man enough to even visit an ACIO" The answer being no. Like most of these extreme right wing faecal heads, they like scaring old people, as in this case. Bestbaz
  • Score: 5

1:02pm Mon 21 Jul 14

the wall says...

I see SLBInt has had many comments removed of the last week and has been busy with the voting buttons. LOL you fail.
I see SLBInt has had many comments removed of the last week and has been busy with the voting buttons. LOL you fail. the wall
  • Score: -9

1:25pm Tue 22 Jul 14

CosmosLondon says...

Very sad bunch of individuals. They should worry more about themselves and seek proper employment then maybe their nasty hatred would start to gradually fade away.
Britain first you are merely a wannabe BNP bunch of facist thugs.
Very sad bunch of individuals. They should worry more about themselves and seek proper employment then maybe their nasty hatred would start to gradually fade away. Britain first you are merely a wannabe BNP bunch of facist thugs. CosmosLondon
  • Score: 4

2:03pm Tue 22 Jul 14

JoeBlobbs says...

Is that SLB in the pictures giving it the large with the cavemen?

They really are a bit thick this lot though....they preach about others forcing their views, religions, cultures etc on us and then they storm into a mosque and demand the removal of something which they find offensive. They say they love all things Engerlish, they support our soldiers, they respect our fallen from past conflicts but seem to forget that many lost their lives fighting an enemy intent on wiping out whoever was not of the same race with the same ideals. Have a little think about it Golding, you seem to be the brains of the operation which is a bit like saying ebola is more pleasant than small pox.

Also why are they dressed like the UK ferret racing team?

Kent Battalion? More like the Buffoon Platoon!
Is that SLB in the pictures giving it the large with the cavemen? They really are a bit thick this lot though....they preach about others forcing their views, religions, cultures etc on us and then they storm into a mosque and demand the removal of something which they find offensive. They say they love all things Engerlish, they support our soldiers, they respect our fallen from past conflicts but seem to forget that many lost their lives fighting an enemy intent on wiping out whoever was not of the same race with the same ideals. Have a little think about it Golding, you seem to be the brains of the operation which is a bit like saying ebola is more pleasant than small pox. Also why are they dressed like the UK ferret racing team? Kent Battalion? More like the Buffoon Platoon! JoeBlobbs
  • Score: -8

3:05pm Tue 22 Jul 14

the wall says...

Also why are they dressed like the UK ferret racing team? PMSL, flat caps and whippets.
Also why are they dressed like the UK ferret racing team? PMSL, flat caps and whippets. the wall
  • Score: 0
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