The co-founder of banned neo-Nazi terror group National Action has been handed a 10-year extended prison sentence.
Ben Raymond, 32, was sentenced by a judge at Bristol Crown Court after being convicted of terrorism offences.
Raymond co-founded the “unapologetically racist” organisation, which promoted ethnic cleansing as well as attacks on LGBTQ people and liberals, in 2013.
It was banned under terror legislation in December 2016, becoming the first far-right group to be proscribed since the British Union of Fascists in 1940.
After the move by the Home Office, Raymond, from Wiltshire, helped National Action morph into a new group called NS131 – National Socialist Anti-Capitalist Action.
At Bristol Crown Court, Judge Christopher Parker QC sentenced Raymond to an eight-year prison sentence and two-year extended period on licence.
Judge Parker told Raymond he would serve five years and four months’ imprisonment before he could be considered for parole.