Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Alleged "Right-Wing White Supremacist" Ian Davison Arrested In County Durham By British Police, Being Interrogated At West Yorkshire

On June 2nd, 2009, the Northern Echo reports that a 41-year-old man identified as Ian Davison has been arrested in Myrtle Grove, Burnopfield, County Durham by police. He is believed to be involved in "extreme right-wing activity". Davison is being held for questioning by officers from Durham Constabulary and the North East Counter Terrorism Unit at a police station in West Yorkshire under provisions of the Terrorism Act of 2000. The arrest follows a long-running intelligence-led operation. An even sketchier report was posted by ITN Channel 4 News.

Detective Superintendent Neil Malkin, who is leading the investigation, offered very little additional detail, merely saying, "People across the force area can be reassured we are better prepared than ever before to combat the threat of terrorism, whether it stems from home or abroad. We are committed to tackling extremism in all its forms." [Ed. Note: This, of course, is not a true statement. British authorities take virtually no action against left-wing extremism. In fact, the truth about "Searchlight" can be found HERE.]

As part of the same operation an unidentified 18-year-old man has also been arrested at Grampian Court, Annfield Plain, on suspicion of inciting racial hatred. He has been taken to Consett police station for questioning.

But Durham Chief Inspector Stu Exley tipped his hand when he said, "This morning’s arrest was carried out in a proactive response to intelligence received and not as a result of an identified threat to the local or wider community." So it appears Davison and his mate were pre-emptively arrested because of their politics rather than their actions.

The pro-White media is silent about Davison except for this Stormfront Britain thread, which actually offers no substantive additional information. They do express the concern that the authorities will try to tie Davison to the British National Party in order to undermine the BNP's chances during the June 4th election. According to information posted in this VNN Forum thread, support for the BNP is up to 12 percent in some parts of Britain.

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