BNP member Peter Tierney denies assaulting anti-fascist demonstrator
A WELL-KNOWN member of the British National Party has denied assaulting an anti-facist demonstrator on St George's Day.
Peter Tierney, 52, is charged with assaulting a protestor in St John's Lane near St George's Hall on April 23 this year.
He pleaded not guilty to the attack which allegedly left a man with a cut on the back of his head.
The protestors were said to have been handing out leaflets protesting against the BNP earlier that day.
Tierney, wearing a black suit, wore his long brown hair in a ponytail and his six-inch beard in a plait as he stood in the dock at Liverpool magistrates' court yesterday.
He pleaded not guilty to one charge of committing assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
Demonstrators protesting against his party gathered outside the court building in Dale Street before the hearing.
Several police officers stood outside the court.
Tierney, of High Street, Hale Village, opted to have the matter dealt with at the crown court.The case will be committed to the crown court on October 29
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