'Nobody came': BNP's Nick Griffin escapes legal action over gay B&B tweet

Griffin will not face criminal charges over the tweet
Griffin will not face criminal charges over the tweet

BNP leader Nick Griffin has escape criminal charges for encouraging supporters to demonstrate outside the home of a gay couple barred from a B&B by its Christian owners.

Michael Black and John Morgan were the victors of a court ruling against a Berkshire B&B owner who objected to them sleeping in the same bed. The ruling prompted Griffin to speak out about "the right to discriminate".

"In the end we decided not to make a formal complaint," Black told the BBC.

"The tweet was only up for a short time, it did not give a specific time and nobody came."

Cambridgeshire Police said: "Following a police investigation and advice from the Crown Prosecution Service no criminal offences were identified."

A BNP spokesperson said: "There was obviously no offence. I think he was just figuratively speaking."

Black and Morgan won £1,800 after the case although it is being taken to appeal.


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