Teenager Nicky Davison found guilty of terror charges
May 1 2010 by Rob Kennedy, The Journal
A TEENAGER who helped form an extreme neo-Nazi group that wanted to overthrow the Government has been convicted of possessing terrorist manuals.
Nicky Davison, a former milkman’s assistant, helped set up the Aryan Strike Force, and said he was prepared to “die fighting” for the far right group.
The group talked of “overthrowing” the Government, because they believed it had been taken over by Jews.
After a two-week trial at Newcastle Crown Court the 19-year-old was convicted of all the charges he faced.
A jury of nine men and three women took just 50 minutes to find him unanimously guilty of three charges of possessing a record containing information likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing for acts of terrorism. The documents found on two computers at the County Durham home Davison shared with his mother and siblings, called The Anarchist’s Cookbook and The Poor Man’s James Bond, included details on how to make deadly ricin and how to make bombs and other explosives.
His father Ian Davison, 41, of Myrtle Grove, Burnopfield, County Durham, pleaded guilty earlier this year to preparing for acts of terrorism and producing a chemical weapon (ricin).
Davison bowed his head as the guilty verdicts were read out. His mother wept in the public gallery.
Following the guilty verdict against Nicky Davison, Judge John Milford asked defence barrister Peter Carter QC if he could see any argument for a non-custodial sentence, to which Mr Carter replied “No”.
The court heard Ian Davison had set up the Aryan Strike Force website, which his son helped to run, in January 2008, and the group were, “in the early stages of becoming active”.
Prosecutor Andrew Edis QC told the jury that Davison jnr was “associated, with other people, as part of an organisation, preparing to do ops, in other words paramilitary activity”.
Mr Edis said Davison jnr was, “Clearly an influential figure in the creation and development of the Aryan Strike Force website”.