Neo-Nazi jailed of stirring up racial hatred

|News, Hate crime

An unemployed white supremacist who owned shirts, jumpers and boxer shorts emblazoned with Nazi swastikas and emblems has been sentenced to two years and six months in prison today (5 September) for stirring up racial hatred.

Nathan Worrell’s home address was full of Nazi propaganda and paraphernalia including, flags, stickers, and fridge magnets.

Stickers saying “Diversity Is White Genocide”, “Multiculturalism Is Genocide”, “White Power Combat 18 in the Area”, and “White Pride Combat 18 in the Area” were displayed around Grimsby in 2017 and 2018. The same images were found in different formats in Worrell’s home.

Worrell was arrested in November 2017 but denied having done anything wrong.

The prosecution said the material was threatening, abusive or insulting and Worrell’s intention was to stir up racial hatred around Grimsby by distributing or displaying the stickers. The CPS said that he had also stirred up racial hatred by publishing, distributing and displaying the racist stickers on lamp posts, signs and notice boards.

Worrell was prosecuted by the Counter Terrorism Division in the CPS. They presented evidence at Grimsby Crown Court showing he had the means to produce and print stickers and labels. His internet search history included looking for “white supremacy fliers to download”.

Designs for the stickers were found on the 46-year-old’s laptop and mobile phone. His fingerprints were found on two stickers displayed in Grimsby. Police also found 86 A5 size posters of the “Multiculturalism Is Genocide” message.

Jenny Hopkins from the CPS said: “Nathan Worrell is a committed neo-Nazi with a hatred of people who are not white.

“From the time he gets up to the time he goes to bed, he surrounds himself with images of Hitler, the SS and the Third Reich.

“The CPS will prosecute right-wing extremists who stir up racial hatred in communities and help keep the public safe.” 

Notes to editors

  • Nathan Worrell (DOB 26/03/1973) was found guilty of:
    • 4 counts of possession of material stirring up racial hatred contrary to sections 23(1) and 27(3) Public Order Act 1986; and
    • 4 counts of stirring up racial hatred contrary to sections 19(1) and 27(3) Public Order Act 1986
  • He was sentenced two years and six months for each of the eight counts all to be served concurrently meaning his total sentence was two years and six months.
  • Jenny Hopkins is Head of the Special Crime and Counter Terrorism Division in the CPS.

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