British neo-Nazi jailed over extreme far-right stash in his bedroom
Nicholas Brock downloaded bomb-making and knife-fighting tips
A British neo-Nazi who stockpiled weapons and extremist material including footage from the 2019 Christchurch mosques massacre has been sentenced to four years in jail.
Nicholas Brock, 53, downloaded terrorism manuals, news clips of banned right-wing terrorist groups and decorated his bedroom with daggers. Material he collected included knife-fighting tips and instructions on how to make bombs.
Police searched the home that he shared with this mother in Maidenhead, 50 kilometres west of London, in January 2018, and found SS memorabilia and a framed certificate from the Ku Klux Klan in his own name hanging on the wall.
Officers found photographs of Brock posing in a balaclava while holding guns and making Nazi salutes. The extent of the collection led prosecutors to claim that the material was like an “undergraduate degree” in the far-right.
Brock, who claimed to be an average person who liked collecting, was convicted of terrorism offences in March at Kingston Crown Court, south-west London.
Sentencing Brock, Judge Peter Lodder told him: "Your enthusiasm for this repulsive and toxic ideology is demonstrated by the graphic, racist, Islamophobic and white supremacist iconography which you have stored and appear to share with others of similar views."
Brock’s lawyers said he had hoarded the material over many years but there was no evidence that he had ever joined a banned group or planned to carry out a terrorist attack.
Police said the collection went far beyond the actions of a military collector and demonstrated a clear right-wing ideology.
Updated: May 25, 2021 07:08 PM