'White supremacist plotted terror acts'

A teenage white supremacist was behind a neo-Nazi group that wanted to overthrow the Government, a court heard today.

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, Ian.



The aim of the group was to carry out "ops" and topple the Government, Newcastle Crown Court heard.



"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.



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



"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 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 home Davison shared with his mother and younger brother in County Durham.



Mr Edis said that in total these two manuals numbered thousands of pages.



"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.



"If you were able to read all these documents, you would be able to set about preparing or committing an act of terrorism.



"The prosecution do not allege that this defendant committed an act of terrorism.



"These charges are aimed at young man who seems to be preparing himself, reading and getting himself informed and equipped to do something."



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 on June 2.



He will be sentenced at the conclusion of his son's trial.



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. It has no known antidote.

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