County Durham teenager accused of terror act plot

A TEENAGE white supremacist was behind a neo-Nazi group aiming to topple the British Government using the 9/11 atrocity as inspiration, a court heard.

Nicky Davison
Nicky Davison

A TEENAGE white supremacist was behind a neo-Nazi group aiming to topple the British Government using the 9/11 atrocity as inspiration, a court heard.

Nicky Davison, 19, a former milkman’s assistant, is accused of being one of the founders of the Aryan Strike Force, an online far right group set up by his father.

The aim of the group was to carry out “ops” and to topple the corridors of power in Westminster, Newcastle Crown Court was told yesterday.

“Nicky Davison was involved with other people, including his father, Ian Davison, who called themselves the Aryan Strike Force,” prosecutor Andrew Edis said.

“He 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.

Ricin is a toxin which is extracted from the castor bean and exposure to even small quantities can be fatal.

The US Center for Disease Control suggests that as little as 500 micrograms – about half a grain of sand – of the substance can be lethal if injected or inhaled.

“The Aryan Strike Force was in essence a website to which people interested in its aims subscribed,” Mr Edis added.

“But its purpose was to form a group which would be ready to act. It 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.”

Mr Edis said that having these extreme views was not in itself a crime.

“It becomes a crime when you seek to force those opinions upon others,” he said.

“Simply having white supremacist views is not what Mr Davison is charged with.

“What he’s charged with is taking things a step further.”

Jurors were shown DVDs of videos posted on the Aryan Strike Force website. To the soundtrack of Snow Patrol’s hit Chasing Cars, they featured images of the fall of the British Empire and atrocities carried out in the name of Islam, including the collapse of the Twin Towers in New York in September 11, 2001.

“These manuals tell the reader how to make letter bombs, how to make explosives, how to make detonators, how to make bombs, how to make grenades, how to make silencers and how to make poisons,” he said.

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

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

Last month, Ian Davison, a former pub DJ, of Myrtle Grove, Burnopfield, County Durham, admitted preparing for acts of terrorism and producing a chemical weapon from June 1 to 3 last year.

He also admitted three charges of possessing a record containing information likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing acts of terrorism relating to electronic copies of The Anarchist’s Cookbook, the Mujahideen Explosives Handbook and Kitchen Complete.

He will be sentenced at the conclusion of his son’s trial, which continues.

 

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