Man jailed after sharing ‘appalling’ extreme right-wing racist material

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Anthony Barraclough was jailed for six years  (Met Police)
Anthony Barraclough was jailed for six years (Met Police)

A man has been jailed for six years for terrorism and public order offences following a Met Police investigation.

Anthony Barraclough, 40, of east London was found to have shared “appalling” far-right racist material online, detective chief superintendent Dominic Murphy said.

Between November 2020 and February 2021, he was found to have shared hate speech promoting white supremacy and advocating terrorist violence.

In one video he made refference to George Floyd and shared others of black people being racially abused.

Barraclough was arrested on 25 February 2021 and was sentenced to six years in prison at Kingston Crown Court on June 10.

Mr Murphy added: “Barraclough posted appalling racist material online, with the intention of encouraging others to adopt his extremist views and hatred of black people.

“This kind of online activity is poisonous and dangerous – it is not harmless idle talk, and it often has serious real-world consequences.

“Officers acted quickly to identify the offending content, and investigate and arrest the person posting it.”

Appearing at Kingston Crown Court on May 6, 2022, Barraclough admitted to the following offences:

- Three counts of dissemination of a terrorist publication (contrary to section 2(1) of the Terrorism Act 2006).

- Six counts of distributing written material to incite racial hatred (contrary to section 19(1) of the Public Order Act 1986).

- One count of distributing a recording to incite racial hatred (contrary to section 21(1) of the Public Order Act 1986).

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