Merseyside Police have announced that they have arrested a 29-year-old man following an investigation into neo-Nazi signs found on lampposts and street signs in south Liverpool and Knowsley. The man, who is from the Childwall area, was arrested yesterday on suspicion of possession of racially inflammatory material which is intended or likely to stir up racial hatred and publishing or distributing written material which may stir up racial hatred. The man is currently in custody and will be interviewed by officers today. The maximum sentence for such crimes is 7 years’ imprisonment.
The stickers were placed on lampposts, doors and pelican crossings around Aigburth and other parts of south Liverpool and Knowsley on Remembrance Sunday last month. The stickers were branded by National Action, the violent neo-Nazi group and absurdly declared parts of Liverpool a “Nazi controlled zone”. Thames Valley Police has also confirmed that it is investigating an incident in which National Action has tried to claim territory after National Action stickers were been found declaring parts of Newbury to be a “White zone”, with a drawing of a man with his face covered making a Nazi salute.
Campaign Against Antisemitism has asked the Home Secretary to proscribe National Action under section 3(3)(a) of the Terrorism Act 2000, which would instantly render it a criminal offence to recruit for, be a member of or in any way support National Action.
National Action is a growing neo-Nazi group in Britain. It radicalises and indoctrinates the young, teaches them violence, attacks the police and the public and demands a new Holocaust. Many of its activities are already criminal, but its members are not being prosecuted. Earlier this week, Campaign Against Antisemitism released a video about National Action, and called on supporters to sign a petition adding their voices to Campaign Against Antisemitism’s call for National Action to be proscribed.
There are now positive signs that proscription is nearing for this violent neo-Nazi organisation. If you have not already done so, please show your support by signing our petition and calling on your friends to do so too.