White supremacist Ian Davison jailed over ricin terror crimes
A WHITE supremacist from County Durham who became the first person in Britain to be sentenced for producing a chemical weapon has been jailed for 10 years.
Racist Ian Davison, 42, manufactured enough ricin to kill nine people and kept it in a jar in his kitchen for two years.
He was jailed at Newcastle Crown Court alongside his teenage son Nicky, who was a fellow member of a group known as the Aryan Strike Force. Davison Jnr was sentenced to two years in a young offenders’ institution.
Other alleged members of the racist organisation are expected to face trial later this year.
Davison Snr, of Myrtle Grove, Burnopfield, previously admitted producing a chemical weapon, preparing acts of terrorism, three counts of possessing material useful to commit acts of terror and one count of possessing a prohibited weapon.
His 19-year-old son, of Grampian Court, Annfield Plain, County Durham, was convicted of three counts of possessing material useful for acts of terror following a trial a fortnight ago.
The charges related to downloading copies of the Anarchist’s Cookbook and The Poor Man’s James Bond on two computers.
Davison Snr created ricin at his home in 2006 or early 2007, Andrew Edis QC, prosecuting, said.
It was found when police raided the property in June last year and was now stored at the UK’s Porton Down chemical weapons centre.