Swindon man co-founded neo-Nazi group to wage a race war in Britain

National Action has been banned and its co-founder is facing jail time - but the ideology behind the terror group continues to proliferate, reports ITV News Correspondent Rupert Evelyn

A man from Swindon who co-founded an "unapologetically racist" terror group which promoted ethnic cleansing is facing jail.

Ben Raymond, 32, has been convicted of acting as “head of propaganda” for the banned neo-Nazi terror group which was set up to wage a race war in Britain.

The group, National Action, also promoted attacks on LGBTQ people and liberals.

It was banned under terror legislation in December 2016, becoming the first far-right group to be prohibited since the British Union of Fascists in 1940.

After the move by the Home Office, Raymond helped National Action morph into a new group called NS131 – National Socialist Anti-Capitalist Action.

Raymond, from Beechcroft Road, Swindon, denied being a member of a proscribed organisation contrary to Section 11 of the Terrorism Act but was convicted after a three-week trial at Bristol Crown Court.