St Helier-based tattooist Jon Denny-Mallen (40) and William Browning (39), a former Les Quennevais School pupil and former Combat 18 leader who now lives in London, are accused of plotting to smuggle far-right CDs into England through the Island.
On the opening day of their trial, Southwark Crown Court was told that both men were fervent followers of the ‘blood and honour’ international music scene which promoted extreme right-wing views. It is alleged that they conspired to import CDs by Polish racist rockers No Remorse into Jersey.
Mr Browning, who has addresses in Deptford, and Almorah Crescent, St Helier, and Mr Denny-Mallen, of St Martin, both deny one charge of conspiracy to distribute material with intent to stir up racial hatred between 1 January and 13 July 2006.
Mr Browning allegedly arranged for the discs to be delivered to Mr Denny-Mallen’s tattoo studio in Hope Street. However, when the package was opened at Jersey Customs as part of a routine search, officers discovered the inflammatory material, jurors heard. The trial continues.
• Full report in today’s Jersey Evening Post