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neo-Nazi student who carved a swastika in the buttocks of his girlfriend guilty of terrorist offenses | UK News

A neo-Nazi student who carved a swastika in his girlfriend’s buttocks using his fingernail has been convicted of terrorism and hate crimes.

Andrew Dymock told jurors “thank you for killing me” after being convicted of 15 counts at Old Bailey in London.

The 24-year-old, convicted of crimes committed in 2017 and 2018, promoted the far-right group System Resistance Network (SRN), which aimed to “start a race war”, via a Twitter account and a website, the court heard.

He used online platforms to raise funds for the now banned organization, which “preached zero tolerance” to non-white, Jewish and Muslim communities and called homosexuality a “disease.”

Andrew Dymock.  Pic: Northeast Counterterrorism Police
Dymock claimed he had been “rigged” by other people. Pic: Northeast Counterterrorism Police

Dymock denied being behind the accounts and claimed it had been “edited” by others, adding that material linking him to the content of the sites was “planted in his possession without his knowledge”.

Police found a photo on one of his devices showing a swastika cut from his girlfriend’s backside and he told detectives in an interview in January 2019 that he used his fingernail to scratch the symbol .

Dymock, who at the time was studying politics at Aberystwyth University in Wales, claimed he was created by his former partner, who failed to recruit him to join the banned terrorist group National Action (NA).

He told a jury that the malicious activity included “members of the police or other agencies” who sympathized with NA and sought to protect his ex-girlfriend.

But he was convicted of five counts of promoting terrorism and two counts of fundraising for terrorism.

He was also convicted of four counts of disseminating terrorist publications, possession of a terrorist document, incitement to racial hatred and hatred based on sexual orientation and possession of inflammatory racist material. .

Prosecutor Jocelyn Ledward said earlier that he was not …

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This notice was published: 2021-06-11 15:00:00

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