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Government BANS far-right group under terrorism laws

Far-right groups Scottish Dawn and NS131 are to be banned under terrorism laws it was revealed today.

The Government has announced that they were identified as aliases of the proscribed neo-Nazi group National Action.

Police across Britain have been cracking down on extreme right wing organisations, who have been accused of using anger from recent terror attacks to gain support.

The Government has announced that they were identified as aliases of the proscribed neo-Nazi group National Action (pictured in Bolton last November)

Scottish Dawn, which has links to the Scottish Defence League, is National Action’s branch north of the border. 

Its website states: ‘We will spread our common message through political demonstration, cultural events, and philanthropic acts. 

‘Scotland has many problems. We say that if we start to take action, and start to tackle these problems ourselves, then we can have a significant impact on our people and set an example so that we can begin to change things.’

Yesterday, 11 people aged 22 to 35, were arrested across England and Wales as part of a probe into banned extreme right-wing group National Action.

The men were arrested on suspicion of offences including preparing terrorist acts, being members of a banned organisation and possession of terrorism documents.

Police detained six men from the North West of England, two men from South Wales, another two from West Yorkshire and a further man from Wiltshire. 

Earlier this month, three men, including two soldiers, appeared in court charged with being members of National Action and police said the men held in the latest arrests were part of the same investigation

Earlier this month, three men, including two soldiers, appeared in court charged with being members of National Action and police said the men held in the latest arrests were part of the same investigation

The neo-Nazi group became the first far-right organisation to be outlawed in Britain last year after the murder of MP Jo Cox, whose killing it had praised. 

Earlier this month, three men, including two soldiers, appeared in court charged with being members of National Action and police said the men held in the latest arrests were part of the same investigation. 

National Action became the first far-right organisation to be outlawed in Britain last year after the murder of MP Jo Cox (pictured)

National Action became the first far-right organisation to be outlawed in Britain last year after the murder of MP Jo Cox (pictured)

Also this month, a man from Northampton and another from Ipswich, both aged 24, were released without charge following police inquiries.

Last month, a senior police chief said the number of referrals to the authorities about suspected right-wing extremists had doubled since the murder of Mrs Cox.

The 41-year-old Labour politician was killed in Birstall, West Yorkshire, in June last year by a loner obsessed with Nazis and white supremacist ideology. 

National Action became the first extreme right-wing group to be banned under terrorism laws in December 2016.

The proscription meant that being a member of or inviting support for the organisation is a criminal offence carrying a sentence of up to ten years in jail.

In the official list of proscribed groups, it is described as a ‘racist neo-Nazi group’ that was established in 2013 and has branches across the UK which ‘conduct provocative street demonstrations and stunts aimed at intimidating local communities’.

The document adds that the group is ‘virulently racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic’ and says its activities and propaganda materials are particularly aimed at recruiting young people.

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