A neo-Nazi student has been jailed after being convicted of fundraising for an extremist group and promoting its “distorted and wicked cause”.
Andrew Dymock, 24, from Bath, led the outlawed groups System Resistance Network (SRN) and Sonnenkrieg Division.
A judge said Dymock was “driven by an extreme mindset” and had taken the path of “total hatred and bigotry”.
He was convicted of 15 offences and jailed for seven years, with a further three years on extended licence.
The son of two academics, Dymock was arrested after a BBC News investigation in December 2018 exposed his extremist activities.
Judge Mark Dennis QC, sitting at The Old Bailey, said he believed Dymock was dangerous and posed a “significant risk of serious harm” to the public.
“It is clear you were a leader and not a follower”, he said.
Dymock’s trial had heard he used the SRN website and a Twitter account to state that Jewish people should be exterminated and encourage lone actor terror attacks.
He advocated for societal collapse and a race war, and his ideology encompassed a violent form of Satanism.
Dymock wrote an online article stating a “racial holy war is inevitable” and that “every stabbing, bombing, shooting further plays into our hands”.
The former student 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.
The court heard they had written to the judge asking for leniency ahead of the sentencing.
Defence lawyer Andrew Morris said they were “extremely worried” about the impact of jail on their son.