Teenager incites racial hatred by painting Swastikas and putting up right-wing posters on Cardiff buildings
Elliott Richards-Good pleaded guilty to 11 offences relating to inciting racial hatred
A teenager has pleaded guilty to 11 offences relating to inciting racial hatred, including painting a Swastika and writing ‘Traitors’ onto the Senedd.
Elliott Richards-Good, 19, appeared at Cardiff Magistrates Court on Friday, July 19, where he admitted causing racially and religiously aggravated criminal damage and possessing material with a view to stir up racial or sexually-orientated hatred.
Richards-Good, from Cirencester Road in Cheltenham, was arrested in September 2018 following an investigation by the Wales Extremism and Counter Terrorism Unit (WECTU), supported by South Wales Police, into a series of right-wing graffiti and fly posting incidents in Grangetown in Cardiff.
The teenager admitted to two charges of displaying abusive or insulting material, including posters saying ‘Protect your children from degenerate scum’ and ‘You are the resistance’.
Richards-Good, who turns 20 on July 31, stuck the posters up in Grange Gardens, Tudor Street, Clare Road and Ferry Road on March 16, 2018.
He also admitted to five counts of possessing threatening written material, two counts of possessing written material with a view to displaying to stir up racial or sexual-orientation hatred and two counts of racial or religiously aggravated criminal damage.
Richards-Good was committed for sentencing at Cardiff Crown Court on August 2.
He remains on conditional bail, which bans him from entering Wales apart from to attend pre-arranged legal meetings.
He must also report to police in Cheltenham every Tuesday and he is not permitted to travel outside the UK or to attend any military activity including meetings.