On Wednesday, UK’s counter-terrorism police have suspected and arrested six people who were thought to be the members of previously banned neo-Nazi terrorist group National Action.
National Action is a neo-Nazi organization based in the United Kingdom. It was founded in 2013 and after three years in December 2016, it was detected as a terrorist group by the UK government.
The UK government distinguished it as a crime if anyone becomes a member or supporter of the group. The person will be prisoned for around ten years. The government banned the group after the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox, by the extremist Thomas Mair. He was sentenced to life imprisonment.
Five of the arrested suspects were men including a 26-year-old man from Cambridge, a 21-year-old boy from Banbury, a 28-year-old man from Wolverhampton, a 26-year-old man from Leicester, a 24-year-old boy from Stockport and the other was a 37-year-old woman from Banbury.
“The arrests were pre-planned and intelligence-led; there was no threat to the public’s safety,” a West Midlands Police claimed. All the suspects are kept at a police station in the West Midlands.
There were some other alleged neo-Nazi cases suspected and arrested last year. Three members of National action group has been arrested whose trial will be on March 5, 2018. Eleven other people were also arrested last September who were related to “threats against individuals.”
The terrorist group’s website patronized the mass killer Anders Breivik who killed 87 people at a summer camp in Norway and in 2011 has operated a bombing in Oslo.
The UK has been the center to much extremism and terrorist group in previous years. Systematic supporting of terrorism across the world has turned the Britain into a fertile ground for the establishment and growth of organized terrorism.