Man de­nies Nazi chant at Soubry

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A PRO-Brexit ac­tivist has pleaded not guilty to ha­rass­ing MP Anna Soubry.

James God­dard, 29, from Al­trin­cham, Greater Manch­ester, is al­leged to have called the MP a “Nazi” and a “traitor”.

He de­nied three charges be­fore the case at West­min­ster Mag­is­trates’ Court was tem­po­rar­ily ad­journed when peo­ple in the pub­lic gallery started shout­ing.

Mr God­dard was re­manded on bail un­til July 19 when he will face a two-day trial at the court in Lon­don.

He was held by po­lice fol­low­ing protests out­side Par­lia­ment and is charged with caus­ing ha­rass­ment be­tween De­cem­ber 18 and Jan­uary 7 and racially ag­gra­vated ha­rass­ment, alarm or dis­tress, and ha­rass­ment, alarm or dis­tress on Jan­uary 7.

The charges have been brought un­der the Pro­tec­tion from Ha­rass­ment Act 1997, the Crime and Dis­or­der Act 1998, and the Pub­lic Or­der Act 1986.

Ms Soubry, the MP for Brox­towe who sup­ports an­other Brexit ref­er­en­dum, re­signed from the Con­ser­va­tive Party in Fe­bru­ary to join the In­de­pen­dent Group.

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