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County Durham terror accused 'drilled by father'

Nicky Davison
Nicky Davison said his father's views shocked him at first

A County Durham teenager accused of being part of a far right online group only wanted to please his racist father, a court heard.

Nicky Davison, 19, from Annfield Plain, is accused of possessing information useful in committing or preparing acts of terrorism. He denies the charges.

He said he joined group, the Aryan Strike Force, after being "drilled" into such views by his father.

He told Newcastle Crown Court he was now "disgusted" by these views.

The teenager's father, Ian Davison, had earlier admitted preparing for acts of terrorism and producing a chemical weapon, the deadly poison ricin.

He is due to be sentenced at the conclusion of his son's trial.

Nicky Davison was arrested when police raided the home he shared with his mother and siblings in Grampian Way, Annfield Plain, last June.

I didn't want to lose my dad by not being the person he wanted me to be
Nicky Davison

He is accused of helping his father administer the Aryan Strike Force website, which aimed to carry out terrorist "ops", and overthrow the government, the court heard.

The court was told that his father's admission that he had produced ricin had "opened" his eyes.

Nicky Davison, a former milkman's assistant, told jurors Ian Davison made racist comments daily.

'Race traitor'

"It had been drilled into me day after day," he said.

"At first I didn't want to hear it. I was really shocked by it but then I came to accept it."

He added that his father would shout at him if he played his favourite music, which included black-influenced R&B and rap and call him a "race traitor".

"I didn't want to lose my dad by not being the person he wanted me to be."

When his defence barrister Peter Carter QC asked how he now felt about these views, he said: "I think it is disgusting."

Nicky Davison also denied downloading documents found on two computers at his home - including terrorist manuals The Poor Man's James Bond and The Anarchist Cookbook - or knowing they were on there.

The trial continues.



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