Oxfordshire man, 18, pleads guilty to terrorism offences after uploading Neo-Nazi videos to the internet

He possessed videos which ‘glorify terrorism and which promote white supremacy throughout’

An 18-year-old Oxfordshire man has pleaded guilty to Extreme Right Wing Terrorism offences. Oliver Riley pleaded guilty to a number of charges at Westminster Magistrates’ Court following an investigation by Counter Terrorism Policing South East (CTPSE).

Riley was arrested in October last year in Gloucestershire. He had uploaded several videos of a ‘neo-Nazi racist nature’ to the internet which breached UK Terrorism Act legislation.

He pleaded guilty to the following offences on Monday, July 11:

Three counts of possession of a document or record containing information of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism under Section 58 of the Terrorism Act 2000.

Providing a service to others that enables them to obtain, read, listen to or look at such a publication and intended, or was reckless, as to whether an effect of his conduct would be a direct or indirect encouragement or other inducement to the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism contrary to Section 2 of the Terrorism Act 2006.

Sending by means of a public electronic communications network a message that was grossly offensive contrary to Section 127 of the Communication Act 2003.

Riley, of The Meadows, Watlington, was released on bail. He will be sentenced at the Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey, on August 19.

Head of CTPSE Detective Chief Superintendent Oliver Wright said: “Riley has recognised that he committed these offences by being in possession of videos which glorify terrorism and which promote white supremacy throughout. Some of the harmful content Riley had promotes the separation of races by violent means, along with some particularly hateful content being directed at the LGBTQ+ community. These are serious offences and I am glad that he at least acknowledged these offences by pleading guilty.”

Oxfordshire Live

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