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Who is Dean Morrice?
A former neo-Nazi army driver who stockpiled chemicals to make explosives has been jailed for 18 years.
Dean Morrice, 34, assembled a cache of terrorism manuals and instructions on how to make homemade bombs and weapons.
He regularly participated in far-right forums and had created two of his own propaganda channels, glorifying Third Reich figures and hailing neo-Nazi terrorists as “saints.”
In one video, he strummed a guitar to the rhythm of gunshots to footage of the Christchurch mosque shooting, in which Brenton Tarrant killed 51 people, three days after the 2019 attack.
A stockpile of chemicals used to make termite and gunpowder was found in his garage when police raided his home in Paulton, Somerset, in August last year.
How old is Dean Morrice?
He is 34 year old.
Dean Morrice collected a cache of terrorism manuals and instructions
Officers also discovered a 3D printer, along with instructions on how to make a weapon and printed parts for a firearm.
Morrice, who ran a small electronics repair company after a brief stint in the military, which he joined at age 16 as a driver, told the jury that he enjoyed dressing up as a ‘right-wing fascist’ in outfits that included a tactical vest, a skull mask and beret.
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“I think it is fair to say that I have fascist and neo-Nazi views,” he said, testifying in Kingston Crown Court.
He said he had been ‘a bit of a Nigel Farage fan’ and a paid member of Ukip, the party he used to lead, before Morrice left ‘a few years ago’, and that his views turned more to the right until his arrest on August 20, 2020.
But Morrice said that he did not believe in “committing acts of violence against ethnic or religious groups” and that he did not want to foment terrorism.
Ender 3D printer discover at Dean Morrice’s home.
Last week he was convicted of two counts of possession of an explosive substance, three counts of disseminating a terrorist publication, one of encouraging terrorism and four of possession of a document useful for terrorist purposes between March 15, 2019 and the August 20, 2020.
Judge Peter Lodder QC sentenced him to 18 years in jail, with an extended period of leave of five years, at Kingston Crown Court on Monday.
He told Morrice: ‘You have described yourself as a patriot.
“You are not a patriot, you are a dangerous neo-Nazi, your intolerance and hatred is abhorrent to the overwhelming majority of this country.
‘It is from the material on his computer and in his social media communications that the full picture of his character emerges.
“You supported and encouraged extreme groups in your area locally and internationally.”
The court heard that people who knew Morrice were ‘shocked and surprised’ to find out what he had been doing and the judge described him as ‘living a kind of double life’.
Narita Bahra QC, in defense, said that Morrice had been a law-abiding family man leading a normal life prior to the 18-month period of his crime, and that his mental health problems had been ‘exacerbated’ by the pandemic. of Covid-19. .
Detective Superintendent Kath Barnes, head of the Southeast counterterrorism police, said: “This is the first terrorism case that has brought evidence obtained through the use of a 3D printer to court.”
She added: “ Through a dedicated investigation, Morrice was detained before he could carry out any physical act of terror, but the evidence showed that he actively encouraged terrorism to others with his toxic ideology and had the intention and potentially the ability to commit oneself. .
Dean Morrice Quicks and Facts
- Dean Morrice, 34, was jailed for 18 years for stockpiling explosive substances
- The neo-Nazi Army driver had a cache of terrorism instructions, a court heard
- Chemicals to make gunpowder found in his Paulton, Somerset, garage last year