Terror suspect took part in online chat discussing ‘lesser races’, court told
A far-right terror suspect who entered a Miss Hitler contest took part in an online chat in which an extremist discussed “lesser races” mixing with Aryans, a jury has heard.
Alice Cutter also allegedly messaged her partner – co-defendant Mark Jones – asking him to return home to “make sure everything is wiped” as the Government announced a ban on neo-Nazi group National Action.
Cutter, 22, and 24-year-old partner Jones, both of Mulhalls Mill, Sowerby Bridge, near Halifax, West Yorkshire, deny being members of National Action after it was outlawed in December 2016.
Garry Jack, 23, from Heathland Avenue, Shard End, Birmingham, and 18-year-old Connor Scothern, of Bagnall Avenue, Nottingham, also deny belonging to National Action between December 2016 and September 2017.
On the fifth day of a trial at Birmingham Crown Court, a jury of seven men and five women heard details of posts placed on a chat group named Triple K Mafia in late 2016 and early in 2017.
The court heard that a text message sent by Scothern to his father read: “The ban comes on Friday if the Jews think this will stop us in the battle for our homelands then they have no understand (sic) of the Europeans.”
Meanwhile, text messages allegedly sent by Cutter to Jones read: “I suggest you get your arse home asap and make sure everything is wiped.
“It’s definitely happening. Well it’s already happened.”
Prosecutor Barnaby Jameson QC suggested to the court that the texts sent by Cutter were a reference to an announcement that National Action was set to be banned days later.
One of the chat groups recovered from a mobile phone alleged to be linked to National Action is said to have had “global white supremacy” as its ideology.
In one group, Scothern is alleged to have written: “I don’t understand why you would choose a subhuman over a woman of your own kind.”
Several posts allegedly written by Cutter – on a group chat found on a phone seized from Jack – followed a comment on “lesser races” and a post referencing an article on mixed-race children.
Cutter allegedly wrote: “I’m going to be sick. Everything hurts and now my brain hurts too.”
The court has heard Cutter entered a National Action beauty pageant in June 2016 – allegedly in an effort to attract new members.
The jury has been told there is no dispute that Cutter entered the contest under the name “Buchenwald Princess” – a reference to a Nazi-era death camp at which tens of thousands of people were killed or starved.
The trial continues.