Four deny membership of banned neo-Nazi terror group National Action

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Four deny membership of banned neo-Nazi terror group National Action

Two men and a woman in their 20s, as well as one teenager, enter pleas of not guilty of being in proscribed far-right group

Birmingham Crown Court (Google Maps)
Birmingham Crown Court (Google Maps)

Four people have denied being members of the banned neo-Nazi terrorist group National Action.

Garry Jack, 22, and 24-year-old Mark Jones appeared over a video-link at Birmingham Crown Court on Monday, to enter pleas of not guilty to a charge of being members of the proscribed group.

Sat at the back of court were co-accused Alice Cutter, 22, who is Jones’s fiance, and a 17-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, who also denied the same charge.

It is alleged all four were members between December 17, 2016 and September 5, 2017.

The group was outlawed by the then-Home Secretary Amber Rudd earlier in December 2016.

Jones, of Wharf Street in Halifax, West Yorkshire, and Jack, of Heathland Avenue, Birmingham, appeared in custody.

Cutter, also of Wharf Street, Halifax and the 17-year-old boy, a college student from Nottingham, were in court on bail.

Following a hearing lasting more than an hour, the Recorder of Birmingham, Judge Melbourne Inman QC, said: “Until your trial, I adjourn this matter.”

All four are next in court for a pre-trial hearing next month ahead of trial at the crown court on March 18.

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