Milkman hatched plan to overthrow 'Jewish government'

A milkman who wanted to overthrow the government because he believed it had been taken over by Jews, pledged to "die fighting" for his cause, a court heard

Nicky Davison, 19, is accused at Newcastle Crown Court of being a co-founder of Aryan Strike Force, an on-line extremist neo-Nazi group.

His father Ian Davison, 41, a disc jockey, earlier admitted six charges, including terrorism and producing a chemical weapon. He was discovered in possession of ricin, which can prove fatal.

Andrew Edis QC, prosecuting, said the website was set up to form a group that would be ready to act and fight what they called "ZOG" - Zionist Occupied Government.

Mr Edis said: "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."

During online discussions, Davison was claimed to have bragged about his plan to bring down the government. Mr Edis told the jury that the teenager wrote: "I know my aims. I don't care if I am fighting an unwinnable battle. I would rather die than let the scum of the earth walk over us."

The court also heard from Matthew Feldman, an expert on the far right, who described Davison as "an exemplary example" of post-war fascism.

The court was earlier shown videos from the website which depicted the fall of the British Empire and footage from the September 11 attacks, which it claimed was an atrocity of Islam.

Another video showed neo-Nazis at a Wolf-Pack training camp in Cumbria, dressed in balaclavas, carrying Nazi flags and making Heil Hitler salutes.

Mr Edis said that Davison was not in the dock for his views, but because he wanted to go further and possessed a document that contained information that could prove useful to a terrorist.

When police raided Davison's home, they found online copies of manuals, which gave information about how to make letter-bombs, explosives, detonators, grenades, silencers and poisons.

Davison, of Annfield Plain, Co Durham, denies three charges of possessing material containing information likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing acts of terrorism.

The case continues.

    Last updated: 2:56pm, April 22 2010