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Alleged neo-Nazi denies terrorism offences

Ben Raymond, who reportedly founded the banned far-right group National Action, is accused of seven offences

Lady Justice (Photo by Tingey Injury Law Firm on Unsplash)
Lady Justice (Photo by Tingey Injury Law Firm on Unsplash)

An alleged co-founder of banned neo-Nazi group National Action has denied a string of terror offences.

Ben Raymond, 32, is accused of being a member of the far-right organisation after it was outlawed in the UK in December 2016.

The defendant, of Swindon, appeared at Bristol Crown Court and spoke only to enter his not guilty pleas.

He is accused of seven offences – one of membership of a proscribed organisation contrary to Section 11 of the Terrorism Act and six of possessing a document or record of use to a terrorist contrary to Section 58 of the Act.

According to the charges, the material includes documents entitled “Ethnic Cleaning Operations”, “2083 – European Declaration of Independence by Anders Breivik”, “Homemade Detonators by Ragnar Benson”, “TM 31-210 Improvised Munitions Handbook”, “Homemade Molotov Cocktail” and “Cluster Bomb”.

Raymond was released on conditional bail and his trial, which is estimated to last three to four weeks, is due to begin on November 1.

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