AN 18-year-old who had videos "promoting white supremacy" has been convicted of terrorism offences and is due to be sentenced next month.

Officers from Counter Terrorism Policing South East (CTPSE) have charged Oliver Riley, of The Meadows, Watlington, in connection with Extreme Right Wing Terrorism ideology.

He had uploaded a number of videos online of a neo-Nazi racist nature which breached UK Terrorism Act legislation.  

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Riley pleaded guilty at Westminster Magistrates’ Court yesterday (11) after being arrested on October 12 last year in Gloucestershire.

He has been convicted of three counts of possession of a document or record containing information of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism and of sending a message that was “grossly offensive”.

Riley was also convicted of providing a service to others that enables them to obtain, read, listen to or look at such a publication and intended, or was reckless, as to whether an effect of his conduct would be a direct or indirect encouragement, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.

He was charged in connection with the offences on June 7 and has been released on bail to appear at the Central Criminal Court (Old Bailey) on August 19 to be sentenced. 

Head of CTPSE, Detective Chief Superintendent Oliver Wright, said: “Riley has recognised that he committed these offences by being in possession of videos which glorify terrorism and which promote white supremacy throughout.  

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“Some of the harmful content Riley had promotes the separation of races by violent means, along with some particularly hateful content being directed at the LGBTQ+ community. 

“These are serious offences and I am glad that he at least acknowledged these offences by pleading guilty.” 


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This story was written by Gee Harland, she joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

Gee covers Wallingford and Didcot.

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