Saturday, July 28, 2007
BNP LEADER VISITS STOKE-ON-TRENT FUNERAL
British National Party leader Nick Griffin visited Stoke-on-Trent to attend the funeral of a man killed in a street brawl.
Mr Griffin, pictured, joined local BNP councillors yesterday at the funeral of Keith Brown, in Blurton.
Mr Brown, aged 53, died after being stabbed in an incident in his street, Uttoxeter Road, Normacot, pictured, on July 6. Mr Griffin said he had been invited to the funeral service, at St Bartholomew's Church, in Church Lane, by Mr Browns family.
"The family had said they would like a BNP presence at the funeral, and that Keith would have liked a BNP presence and a good send-off," said Mr Griffin. "Mr Brown was not a BNP member, but he was a sympathetic member of the public," he added Mr Brown's neighbour, Habib Khan, aged 49, has been charged with his murder.