A Neo-Nazi who carved a swastika into his girlfriend’s behind has been jailed for seven years.
Andrew Dymock, 24, had held a leading role in an extreme right-wing group which aimed to ‘stir up a race war’.
The politics student previously was found guilty in June of 15 charges, including 12 terrorism-related offences, before telling jurors ‘Thank you for killing me’.
On Wednesday, Judge Mark Dennis QC highlighted Dymock’s continuing ‘state of denial’ and handed him a seven-year prison sentence, with a further three years on extended licence.
The judge told the Old Bailey that Dymock had been an ‘active and committed proponent for right wing neo-Nazi extremism’.
The court had heard that Dymock promoted the now-banned System Resistance Network (SRN) group – which described homosexuality as a ‘disease’ – through a Twitter account and a website.
The organisation also ‘preached zero-tolerance’ to non-whites, Jewish and Muslim communities, while Dymock used online platforms to raise money for it.
He denied being behind the account – with the Aberystwyth University student instead claiming that he was set up by an ex-girlfriend, who had failed to recruit him to join banned terrorist group National Action (NA).
Police found a picture on one of Dymock’s devices showing a swastika cut into the same woman’s buttock.
Dymock, from Bath, Somerset, told detectives in a January 2019 interview he had used his nail to scratch the symbol.
His computer showed long-held extremist views dating back to when he was 17, including a Google translation of the words ‘Kill all of the Jews’.
The middle-class son of academics, Dymock wrote about the creation of SRN on a right-wing webpage on October 8, 2017, when stated that the group was ‘focused on building a group of loyal men, true to the cause of National Socialism and establishing the Fascist state through revolution’.
The court was told that SRN was one of a few far-right groups to fil the ‘dubious gap’ left after NA and was banned in 2020.
Dymock was expelled from the SRN in late February 2018, four months before being arrested at Gatwick Airport on the way to the USA.
Police found extreme right-wing literature including Siege, an anthology of pro-Nazi essays written by James Mason, and Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf, along with clothing bearing neo-Nazi logos in his luggage.
He also had books, flags, clothes and badges associated with the extreme right in his bedroom at home and university.
Dymock had claimed material linking him to the SRN website and Twitter account was ‘planted in his possession without his knowledge’.
He denied being a Nazi and told police: ‘In fact, I am bisexual but lean towards being homosexual, in direct conflict with Nazism.’
The student went on to tell the jury that he had Adolf Hitler’s autobiographical manifesto – along with books on Satanism – for ‘research’ on right-wing populism.
But jurors found Dymock guilty of five charges of encouraging terrorism, two of fundraising for terrorism, four counts of disseminating terrorist publications, possessing a terrorist document, stirring up racial hatred and hatred based on sexual orientation, and possessing racially inflammatory material.
Dymock had been supported throughout his trial by his parents, Stella and Dr David Dymock, a professor of dentistry at Bristol University, who he lived with in Bath.
In an email exchange, Dr Dymock had sought to distance himself from his son’s views, telling him not to send ‘any of your political stuff to my work email account because I work in a multicultural institution, am proud to do so, and believe in the values of that institution.
‘I would hate anyone who might see my emails to think that I sympathised with fascist views in any way.’
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