Teen member of neo-Nazi group blames his father

The Northern Echo, UK/April 24, 2010

A Teenager accused of being a leading member of a neo-Nazi group told a jury he had joined the extremists because he wanted to please his racist father.

Former milkman's assistant Nicky Davison blamed his father for "drilling" into him his white supremacist views, which he said he now found disgusting.

The 19-year-old said he had opened his eyes when police had told him after his arrest that his father had been found in possession of ricin - one of the world's deadliest substances.

Newcastle Crown Court was told at the previous hearing the Aryan Strike Force, which also adopted the names Legion 88 and WolfPack, was set up by Ian Davison in January 2008.

The aim of the group was to carry out "ops" and to resist what its members called Zog - the Zionist Occupational Government.

Mr Davison Jnr was arrested after electronic copies of The Poor Man's James Bond and Anarchist's Cookbook were found on two computers at his home in Grampian Way, Annfield Plain, County Durham.

He has denied three charges of possessing a record containing information which could be useful to a person committing, or preparing to commit, acts of terrorism.

Questioned yesterday by his defence barrister, Peter Carter QC, he denied having downloaded the documents.

Mr Davison Jnr admitted being a member of Aryan Strike Force, but said he had only joined to please his father.

He said his parents had split up when he was nine and his father would make racist comments daily during the periods he stayed with him.

Mr Davison Jnr said: "It (racism) was always there.

"It had been drilled into me day after day by my dad."

"My favourite music was R&B and rap. He hated it and would call me a wigger and race traitor," he told the court.

"I didn't want to lose my dad by not being the person he wanted me to be."

He admitted writing racist views on the group's website, but said he now rejected the ideology.

Davison Snr of Burnopfield, County Durham, has already admitted six charges, including producing ricin.

He will be sentenced at the conclusion of his son's trial.

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