English teen accused of ricin plot appears in court

An English teen accused of being one of the founders of an online supremacist group recently found to be in possession of ricin has said that he was only attempting to please his father.

Nicky Davison, an alleged founder of Aryan Strike Force, which was set up by Davison's father, Ian Davison, told a court that white supremacist views were drilled into him and that he was now "disgusted" by them, ChronicleLive.co.uk reports.

Davison also told the courts that the discovery of his father's possession of ricin by police opened his eyes.

Jurors at Newcastle Crown Court were told that Ian Davison would make racist comments daily.

“It was always there. It had been drilled into me day after day by my dad. At first I didn’t want to hear it. I was really shocked by it but then I came to accept it," Nicky Davison said, according to ChronicleLive.

Davison continued, telling the jurors that he only joined the Aryan Strike Force as a means of pleasing his father after moving in with him. His father, Nicky Davison said, would shout at him if black-influenced music was played.

“He hated it. He would call me a race traitor," Nicky Davison said. "I didn’t want to lose my dad by not being the person he wanted me to be.”

Following Nicky Davison's arrest, two computers were found at his mother's house with copies of two terrorist manuals on them. Davison denies three charges of possessing a record containing information useful in committing or preparing acts of terrorism.

Ian Davison admitted last week to preparing for acts of terrorism and producing a chemical weapon from June 1 to June 3 last year.