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County Durham 'white supremacist plotted terror acts'

Nicky Davison
Nicky Davison is alleged to have had terrorist manuals

A 19-year-old white supremacist from County Durham was behind a neo-Nazi group which wanted to overthrow the government, a court has been told.

Nicky Davison, from Annfield Plain, is accused of being part of the Aryan Strike Force, a far right online group which involved his father, Ian.

Mr Davison has denied three charges of possessing information useful in committing terrorist acts.

Newcastle Crown Court heard Ian Davison had admitted possessing ricin poison.

Prosecutor Andrew Edis said: "Nicky Davison was associated with a group who were prepared to do what they called 'ops', in other words, paramilitary activity, and were in the early stages of preparation."

The teenager's 41-year-old father has already admitted six charges, including producing ricin, one of the world's deadliest substances.

Mr Edis added: "The Aryan Strike Force was set up to advance the aims of white supremacy in these islands and fight what they call 'Zog', which means Zionist Occupied Government.

"They are strongly against the government because their theory is that it has been taken over by the Jews and therefore must be resisted by white supremacists.

"Simply having white supremacist views is not what Mr Davison is charged with. What he's charged with is taking things a step further."

We will develop active street crews in every town to deal with the insurgents. We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children
Extract from Aryan Strike Force website

Jurors were told that in June last year police discovered copies of The Poor Man's James Bond and The Anarchist's Cookbook on computers at the County Durham home the accused shared with his mother and younger brother.

Mr Edis said they showed how to make letter bombs, explosives, detonators, grenades, silencers and poisons.

The court heard the accused used the nickname "Thorburn1488" - which was a collaboration of well-known neo-Nazi references - and helped his father administer the Aryan Strike Force website.

The website's mission statement said the group's aims were to "bring all national socialists, nationalists, racists and fascists together or people who consider themselves national socialists".

It went on: "We will develop active street crews in every town to deal with the insurgents.

"We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children."

Jurors were also shown DVDs of videos posted on the website, which included images of a training camp held in Cumbria early last year.

A handful of people could be seen dressed in balaclavas carrying Nazi flags and giving Heil Hitler salutes.

Mr Davison, of Grampian Way, Anfield Plain, denies three charges of possessing a record containing information useful in committing or preparing acts of terrorism.

His father Ian, of Myrtle Grove, Burnopfield, County Durham, will be sentenced at the conclusion of the trial.

The case continues.



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