January 14, 2010

Four investigated over neo-Nazi links

Two suspected neo-Nazis due to appear in court tomorrow are alleged to belong to the same extreme right wing organisation as a County Durham father and son arrested on terrorism charges.

Trevor Hannington, 58, and Michael Heaton, 42, are accused of being “administrators” of the Aryan Strike Force website and used wall posts to encourage others to murder Jews. They are due before the Old Bailey tomorrow facing a string of terrorism and public order offences dating back to January 2008. Also alleged to have links to the Aryan Strike Force are former pub DJ Ian Davison, 41, and his son Nicky, 18.

Ian Davison was brought before City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London last June accused of stashing deadly poison and explosives at his North East home. He was arrested along with Nicky, of Grampian Place, Annfield Plain, near Stanley, on June 2, when counter-terrorism detectives raided his home on Myrtle Grove, Burnopfield, County Durham. He is currently remanded in custody charged with offences under the Terrorism Act including acquiring a quantity of the toxin ricin, explosives and other manuals and disseminated them to others, encouraging others to commit acts of terrorism.

He also faces two offences of possessing a record containing information likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism. One of those charges relates to a manual containing information and instructions on the use or production of firearms, explosives and chemicals, the other relates to information and instructions on the use or production of explosive substances and related items. He is also accused of an offence under the Chemical Weapons Act for possessing the ricin, and is due back in court in April.

Nicky Davison appeared in the same court accused of a single terrorist offence. He was released on bail and is understood to have to returned to his County Durham home. His bail conditions include a ban on contacting members of the Aryan Strike Force.

Hannington and Heaton are accused of writing threatening, abusive or insulting comments about Jews and black people. The pair were arrested on December 9. Jobless Hannington, from Cardiff, faces three charges under terrorism laws for possession of records containing information that could be used in preparing or committing acts of terrorism. He faces a further charge of disseminating information on his website informing others how to construct a flame thrower out of a water pistol.

Factory worker Heaton, from Wigan, Lancashire, allegedly stopped his alliance with the Aryan Strike Force last year. He faces no terrorism charges but is charged with two counts in relation to solicitation to murder and two counts of using threatening internet posts to stir up racial hatred.

Last month at City of Westminster Magistrates Court in London District Judge Daphne Wickham released Heaton on bail while Hannington was remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey tomorrow.

Journal Live


Anonymous said...

Denise, is that really your comment on Barnes blog?

Anonymous said...

Denise, is that really your comment on Barnes's blog?

If so, it's a good one.

paul said...

Wigan Mike of EDL fame will hopefully go down!!!

Anonymous said...

"....using threatening internet posts to stir up racial hatred." ......which reminds me, have you seen the ugly bile which is being spewed on the MSN news topic forum. BNP/EDL teams clearly at work. The powers at Microsoft need to give their collective heads a shake.

Denise said...


smoo said...

If Wigan Mike is jailed, this should be used to the maximum to attack the EDl with.Wigan Mike has attended the EDl protests from Day 1, and although it has been well publicised, the EDL leadership never once proscribed him, which means that people like Kelway and Lake approved of Wigan Mike being an integral part of the EDL, and indeed a mod for their chat sites.

Anonymous said...

Nazis targeting Stoke-on-Trent
Anti-fascists are gearing up for a protest in Stoke-on-Trent on Saturday 23 January to oppose a march by the racist thugs of the English Defence League (EDL).

The EDL stokes up violence and race hatred wherever it marches.

It now seems that both sides of fascism – electoral work and street fighting – will target Stoke-on-Trent together this month.

The fascist British National Party (BNP) is also focusing on the city.

It has a press conference planned for Friday of this week which will launch the BNP’s general and local election campaigns in the city.

The BNP already has nine councillors in Stoke.

But the potential to drive back the fascists was clearly shown last summer, when 20,000 people – mostly young, white local residents – attended a Love Music Hate Racism festival in Stoke.

tagline said...

The charges against the EDL's ‘Wigan Mike’, aka Michael Heaton, stem from his stint as an administrator of the to-the-right-of Mussolini-on-a-bad-day website Aryan Strike Force. Together with his administrator in crime, Trevor Hannington, Heaton spent his time encouraging other far right nutjobs to murder Jews.

The Isreali flag at the EDL demos is just for show to anger Palastine campaigners, as the most of the racist soccer hoodlums who attend EDL events are antisemitic as the BNP's Looney Lee Barnes.

Workers Liberty said...

Helo There, LU,

Please can you publish this article on your blog, thank you!


Anonymous said...


THE BNP's hopes of winning a maiden Parliamentary seat in Stoke-on-Trent are in disarray today following the defection of one of its most popular members.

Alby Walker now intends to stand against the far-right party's deputy leader, Simon Darby, in the General Election.


Taff said...


John P said...

This is an interesting piece that Edmund Standing has put together on this issue.