Dowager guilty of hate charges
Friday 25 March 1994
A jury at the Old Bailey found Lady Birdwood guilty by a 10-2 majority of two charges of stirring up racial hatred by possessing and distributing 'threatening, abusive and insulting material', but decided she had not deliberately set out to produce such an effect. Lady Birdwood, of west London, will be sentenced on 15 April after reports have been prepared. In October 1991, she was convicted of similar offences and was warned by the trial judge: 'You should know if you continue to break the law you will go to prison.'
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