Simon Sheppard was arrested on Friday 25th January 2013 for 'poor conduct' which constitutes a breach of his licence conditions. He handed copies of his latest article entitled 'Spree Killers' to two workers, a male and his female supervisor, in a local library. They claimed to find his comment on page 5 of 'Heritage and Destiny' paragraph 3 'offensive' and contacted the police. The offending passage states: "What more profound insult can be delivered to a man than for a woman to advertise that she prefers men of an alien race, even one who a century ago would have been regarded as no better than a savage." However, the article had already been seen by police and probation workers who made no objection. The problem is that the authorities are have a hair-trigger sensitivity to race matters for prisoners released on licence and were just looking for an excuse. This also happened previously with Stephen Whittle who went with some people from his bail hostel to the local library and looked at the BNP web site. His 'offence' was noted by the librarians who seem to function as sort of amateur MI5 and reported to the police. He was in breach of his licence and was imprisoned for a further 3 months at Preston prison.
I don’t suppose there will be much publicity.