Alexander Gray set up his own far-right online television channel to air his highly derogatory views
A notorious neo-Nazi extremist has admitted carrying out a racist attack in the centre of Torquay.
Alexander Gray used racially offensive language during the incident in which he attacked two men in February of this year.
The attacks happened shortly after he set up a far-right television channel on the Telegram app called ‘Whiteness in the West Country’, which featured his rants against black people, Muslims, and gays. He has since been banned from starting another channel.
He gave Heil Hitler salutes in his videos and shouted “white power” and the end of some of them. His channel attracted 238 subscribers.
Gray, aged 29, of Fore Street, Chudleigh, was jailed for two years at Exeter Crown Court in August for inciting racial hatred and is currently serving his sentence at Exeter Prison.
He appeared at the same court by video link and pleaded guilty to intending to cause harassment and distress through racially aggravated threatening or insulting words or behaviour.
He also admitted two counts of assault by battery against Samuel and Lewis Keeling. All the offences happened in Torquay on February 11 this year.
Judge Peter Johnson adjourned sentence on the new offences until November 5 and ordered that Gray be brought to court for that hearing.
Mr Lee Bremridge, defending, said he had not had the opportunity to meet Gray but would be able to do so in the cells before the sentencing hearing.
The only possible sentences are another jail term or a discharge because Gray is already serving his sentence for the incitement offences.
Gray was described by a judge in the earlier case as ‘the epitome of a racist thug’ after being told that in addition to his videos, he had been seen giving Nazi salutes and shouting abuse.
He was prosecuted after officers from the South West counter terrorism team traced him to a hostel in Torquay where he was living.
His videos were three to six minute long and recorded on his phone. He repeatedly used racial slurs, glorified Hitler and claimed society was being taken over by blacks, feminists and lesbians.
He urged white people to ‘wake up’ and ‘stand up’ and ended his rants with a Nazi salute or shouts of ‘Heil Victory’ and ‘white power’.
In one video, he spoke about Torbay being one of the only places in Britain where you can see white women with white children and said he hated racial mixing and thought women with black boyfriends were ‘scummy whores’.
He told his followers that if they did not act, they would be ‘digging their children’s graves, saying ‘don’t forget, these people are savages’.