November 18, 2008 / 7:23 PM / 11 years ago

BNP members list "published online"

British National Party (BNP) leader Nick Griffin speaks to the media as he leaves Leeds Crown Court November 10, 2006. REUTERS/Phil Noble

LONDON (Reuters) - The entire membership list of the far-right British National Party has been leaked by disgruntled former employees and published online, media reported on Tuesday.

The party said the names, postal and email addresses of more than 10,000 supporters had been posted in breach of a court injunction obtained in April, the Guardian said on its Web site.

A complaint had been made to police and the BNP said it was seeking legal advice.

“This is being done to destabilise the party after a successful conference in Blackpool and before the elections for the European Parliament in June next year,” Simon Darby, the BNP’s spokesman, told the Guardian.

He said the action was “malevolent and spiteful” and the membership list, which dates from 2007 and was password protected and encrypted, had been stolen.

The list contained the names of both current and former members and included children’s names, the Guardian said.

Reporting by Michael Holden

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