March man in custody accused of belonging to a far right Neo Nazi hate group
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A March man is among six people who have been remanded in custody on terrorism charges for being a member of an extreme right wing hate group.
Nathan Pryke, 26, is charged with being a member of the first fascist group to be banned in the UK, National Action.
He will appear before London’s Central Criminal Court on Friday January 19.
All six are charged with being concerned in the commission, preparation and instigation of acts of terrorism under Section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000.
They are all suspected of being members of illegal organisation, National Action, contrary to section 11 of the Terrorism Act.
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The group is a far-right neo-Nazi group based in the UK.
Founded in 2013, it was proscribed as a terrorist group by the UK government in December 2016 after it was linked to violent attacks and plots, including the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox.
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The group is secretive and has rules to prevent members from talking openly about it.
National Action is described as a “National Socialist youth organisation” and says its movement is aimed at the “broken right-wing”.
Those charged with being members are:
• Nathan Pryke, 26, of Dartford Road, March.
• Adam Thomas, 21, of Waltham Gardens, Banbury, Oxfordshire.
• Claudia Patatas, 38, of Waltham Gardens, Banbury, Oxfordshire.
• Darren Fletcher, 28, of Kitchen Lane, Wednesfield, Wolverhampton.
• Daniel Bogunovic, 26, of Crown Hills Rise, Leicester.
• Joel Wilmore, 24, of Bramhall Moor Lane, Stockport.
Thomas is also charged with possessing information of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism contrary to s.58 of Terrorism Act 2000.
Fletcher is also charged with five counts of breaching an anti-social behaviour order.
At today’s court appearance Bogunvic was additionally charged with a separate offence of inciting racial hatred which relates to National Action branded stickers being found displayed in the grounds of the Aston University complex in July 2016.
The arrests took place on Wednesday 3 January by officers from West Midlands Police Counter Terrorism Unit in conjunction with North West CTU, CT Policing South East, Eastern CTIU and EMSOU (previously EM CTIU).
The arrests were pre-planned and intelligence-led and police say there was no threat to the public’s safety.