‘Neo-Nazi’ accused of encouraging terror attacks freed on bail after mother puts up £50,000 security

Andrew Dymock is accused of 12 terror offences and three of stirring up racial hatred

Lizzie Dearden
Security Correspondent
Thursday 05 December 2019 18:58 GMT
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An alleged neo-Nazi terrorist has been freed on bail after his mother pledged to make a £50,000 security payment.

Andrew Dymock, 22, is accused of 12 terror offences including encouraging people to commit attacks.

He allegedly promoted the neo-Nazi System Resistance Network (SRN) group on Twitter and through a website.

Prosecutors told the court Mr Dymock urged followers to engage in terrorist activity, stir up hatred in their communities, fundraise for the group and distribute propaganda, including material that “endangers life and encourages killing”.

One of the documents allegedly found in his possession was a poster entitled: “Rape the cops. System whores get the f***ing rope.”

Other charges relate to Twitter posts said to include the words: “Join your local Nazis.”

Mr Dymock appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, wearing an unbuttoned Hawaiian shirt over a T-shirt and jeans.

He smiled to his mother, who is an academic, as he entered the dock, while she waved from the public gallery.

The defendant stood to confirm his name, address, date of birth and that he is British and yawned as the lengthy indictment was read out.

The student stands accused of five counts of encouraging terrorism, four counts of disseminating terrorist publications, two counts of terrorist fundraising, one count of possessing material useful to a terrorist, and three of publishing material in a bid to stir up hatred based on race and sexual orientation.

The court heard Mr Dymock, from Bath, was first arrested at Gatwick Airport on his way to the US in June last year and detained again on Wednesday.

Prosecutors said he was in possession of far-right literature, as well as clothing and flags linked to the extreme Misanthropic Division, Atomwaffen Division and Sonnenkrieg Division groups.

Mr Dymock, who was studying politics at Aberystwyth University at the time of his first arrest, indicated not guilty pleas to all of the charges.

Chief magistrate Emma Arbuthnot granted him bail with a string of conditions, including restrictions on his mobile phone and internet use, after his mother agreed to pay the £50,000 security payment.

Mr Dymock cannot go to any international transport hub, must live at a designated address and is under a curfew enforced by an electronic tag.

He is expected to be freed from custody by Monday and will next appear at the Old Bailey on 20 December.

Additional reporting by PA

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