A 24-year-old neo-Nazi from Bath who published an article calling for the extermination of Jewish people has been found guilty of terror offences.
Andrew Dymock was convicted of 15 offences, including five counts of encouraging terrorism, four of disseminating terrorist publications, two of terrorist fundraising and one of publishing or distributing written material to stir up racial hatred.
Dymock is the son of two academics and was studying at Aberystwyth University at the time of the offences, according to news reports.
The former politics student promoted System Resistance Network and the Sonnenkrieg Division in 2017 and 2018 before both groups became proscribed.
He also used social media to raise funds for the System Resistance Network and posted hateful material online.
The court heard how he carved a swastika into his ex-partner's buttock and also published an article describing Jewish people as “a cancer” and calling for their extermination, according to the reports.
Anti-racism charity Hope Not Hate welcomed the conviction and said the trial had “underlined the threat of far-right extremism.”
“He is responsible for some of the most vile and violent Nazi propaganda we have ever seen,” the charity said on Twitter.
The conviction follows an extensive police investigation and the recovery of 29 electronic devices, police said.
Officers reviewed 750 gigabytes of data, including almost 118,000 images and videos, during searches.
“Andrew Dymock, through the spreading of hatred, has tried to divide our communities,” said Chief Inspector Steve Kendall, area commander for Bath and North East Somerset.
“Although he is from Bath, he did not pose any immediate threat to the safety of local people.
“If you’re concerned about the behaviour of someone you know, either in real life or online, please trust your instincts and report it.”
Dymock has been remanded in custody and will be sentenced at the Old Bailey on 24 June.