Image fury at BNP

PUBLISHED: 09:17 28 November 2008 | UPDATED: 10:06 10 June 2010

A CONTROVERSIAL list publicising the names and addresses of more than 12,000 BNP supporters has revealed nine members come from Exmouth, one from Lympstone and one from Budleigh Salterton.

A CONTROVERSIAL list publicising the names and addresses of more than 12,000 BNP supporters has revealed nine members come from Exmouth, one from Lympstone and one from Budleigh Salterton.

The list was leaked on to the internet - and, while the original blog where it was published has been removed, the list remains available on other websites.

The list shows supporters from Exmouth include a family of five, two men who give Brixington addresses, a Withycombe man and a woman living near the town centre. A retired man living at Lympstone and another living in Budleigh Salterton are also on the list.

The leaking of the list coincided with the distribution of leaflets showing harrowing photographs of Exmouth 21-year-old heroin addict Rachel Whitear dead in her town centre bedsit in May 2000 - and resulted in four BNP members in Burnley being arrested by police.

It is alleged the leaflets, showing images of the dead 21-year-old crouched on the floor clutching a syringe, were being distributed to stir up racial hatred in Burnley, Cumbria, Yorkshire and other parts of Lancashire - citing Muslims responsible for the heroin trade.

Rachel's mother, Pauline Holcroft, 58, of Ledbury, Hertfordshire, who released the images of her daughter to warn other youngsters of the dangers of drugs, said the leaflets were 'insulting and offensive'.

Lancashire police confirmed four men were arrested on suspicion of the publication and distribution of written material intended to stir up racial hatred and the possession of racially inflammatory material.

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