Andrew Dymock: Neo-Nazi jailed for fundraising for extreme right-wing group
A neo-Nazi has been sentenced to seven years in prison after being convicted of fundraising for an extreme right-wing group and promoting its “distorted and wicked cause”.
Andrew Dymock was found guilty in June of 12 terror offences including encouraging and funding terrorism, and three hate crimes targeting race and sexuality.
The 24-year-old founded two extreme right-wing groups which were proscribed as terror organisations in February 2020. He set up the System Resistance Network (SRN) group in 2017, promoting it on a website and Twitter before being expelled. After being “ousted” as leader of the SRN, he went on to form a new group.
On Wednesday at the Old Bailey, Judge Mark Dennis QC found Dymock to be a dangerous offender, highlighting his continuing “state of denial”. The judge said Dymock had been an “active and committed proponent for right wing neo-Nazi extremism”.
Dymock was “driven by an extremist mindset that by the time of his arrest had become entrenched” and his actions had been “calculated and sophisticated” and designed to encourage others to commit “gratuitous violence against people because of their race, creed or sexuality”, the judge said.
He sentenced Dymock to seven years in prison, with a further three years on extended licence.
The former student had been supported throughout his trial by his parents, Stella and Dr David Dymock, a professor of dentistry at Bristol University, with whom he lived in Bath, Somerset. The court heard they had written to the judge asking for leniency ahead of the sentencing and were “extremely worried” about the impact of jail on their son.