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Rude Blair shirt fine overturned
Trader Tony Wright
Mr Wright said the t-shirts were "harmless"
A market trader from Leicestershire who was charged with selling rude shirts has had the case against him dropped.

Tony Wright of Burton Lazars was issued with an 80 fine and court summons after selling the anti-Blair shirts at the Royal Norfolk Show in 2006.

The shirts were branded alarming and distressing by Norfolk police, who had responded to a complaint.

Mr Wright said the fine for causing harassment, alarm and distress was dropped as there was no case to answer.

The former market trader, who is now retired, said he had been selling the shirts in different parts of England for months before his arrest and had never had a complaint from police about them.

"We have sold to judges, barristers and police commissioners - it is very harmless. I am retired now but the t-shirts will carry on," he said.


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Tony Wright and his "rude" shirt



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