Student denies posting from extremist Twitter account

Andrew Dymock
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13:54pm, Tue 11 May 2021
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A neo-Nazi student was responsible for a string of tweets, including an anti-Jewish post on Remembrance Day which featured a picture of a German SS soldier, a court has heard.

Andrew Dymock 23, allegedly promoted the extremist right-wing group System Resistance Network (SRN) through a Twitter account and a website before it was banned.

The defendant, from Bath in Somerset, has denied being behind the accounts and claimed he was “set up”, the Old Bailey has previously heard.

On Tuesday, jurors were shown a stream of SRN tweets which included images that were later recovered from devices seized from Dymock’s bedroom.

On November 11 2017, a tweet featuring an image of a German SS soldier hailed those who fought for “Europe’s freedom against Jewish Bolshevism and Capitalism”.

It stated: “Their sacrifice shall not be in vain. Hail victory. #11November #RemembranceDay.”

Andrew Dymock (PA Wire)

Jurors viewed other tweets which contained homophobic, racist, anti-Muslim and anti-Semitic language.

On November 23 2017, the SRN account tweeted about the former military commander Ratko Mladic the day after he was convicted of war crimes, claiming he “did nothing wrong”.

It was followed three days later with a tweet stating the “fascist state should be achieved through blood and black printer ink” which was retweeted twice and liked 32 times.

By December 19 2018, the SRN Twitter account had displayed a total of 75 posts and had 650 followers, jurors heard.

Dymock has denied five charges of encouraging terrorism, two of funding terrorism, stirring up racial hatred and hatred based on sexual orientation, four counts of disseminating terrorist publications, possessing a terrorist document and possessing racially inflammatory material.

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