Protester James Goddard holds up sign as he is convicted of assaulting photographer

Protester James Goddard has been convicted of assaulting a photographer during a demonstration in Manchester. 

The self-styled “yellow vest” protester was filmed at the rally in February repeatedly trying to grab at a camera belonging to Joel Goodman, who was working for the Manchester Evening News.

On Tuesday, the 29-year-old, who was representing himself, was fined £300 for the conviction, and a further £500 for prosecution costs, £50 in compensation to Mr Goodman and a £30 victim impact surcharge.

He was also banned from approaching Mr Goodman for two years as…
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