This story comes courtesy of the blog of Ted Jeory, the former East London Advertiser editor, who has now gone down in the world and is Whitehall Editor of the Daily Express.
Terry Fitzpatrick is a well known figure in Hackney and Tower Hamlets, be it for his past work on the Blair Peach case, for Searchlight, his letters to the Hackney Gazette or his on-line posting on blogs such as Socialist Unity and Harry's Place. According to Jeory, Fitzpatrick was arrested by the Met on May 5, following a complaint from Simon Woolley of Operation Black Vote.
On June 8 Fitzpatrick appeared at Thames Magistrates Court charged with racially aggravated harassment.
Given this case is on-going, I have disabled comments, but will enable them when it has reached its conclusion.