Two senior figures of the far-right group Britain first are due to stand trial on Monday for allegedly perpetrating a religiously-aggravated leaflet campaign.

Jayda Fransen, 31, and Paul Golding, 35, will appear at Folkstone Magistrates’ Court accused of distributing material in relation to three Muslim men and a teenager on trial for raping a 16-year-old.

The four defendants were convicted at the conclusion of the trial and jailed.

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It is alleged Fransen and Golding handed out the leaflets in the Canterbury and Thanet areas during the trial held at Canterbury Crown Court last May.

Fransen faces four counts of religiously-aggravated harassment, while Golding faces three similar charges.

The pair, both from Penge in south east London, were arrested on May 10.