National Front election candidate is jailed

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The Independent Online
A former National Front by-election candidate who planned to "tear down the fabric of society" with a "vile and evil" racist magazine responsible for a hate campaign against Frank Bruno's mother, was jailed for 18 months yesterday.

Robin Gray, 35, was caught with hundreds of copies of Stormer, a publication produced by the far-right Combat 18 group.

The boxer Frank Bruno's mother, Lynette, received death threats and was forced to move house after her address and telephone number were published. The pounds 1.50 periodical, which preaches violence and death towards Jews, blacks and left-wingers, has carried similar details about other high- profile personalities. Among them are the Liberal Democrat leader Paddy Ashdown, the newscaster Anna Ford,the actress Vanessa Redgrave, and Paul Ince, the Liverpool and England footballer.

And among photographs of former Third Reich leaders were instructions for making lethal car bombs.

Sentencing Gray at Southwark Crown Court, Judge George Bathurst-Norman told him: "In nearly 37 years in the law I thought I had seen everything - but I have never seen material like this, so designed to stir up hatred against individuals and against groups."