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Cardiff teenager found with Nazi dagger, SS hat and Swastika armband

15 Jul 2022 2 minute read
Winchester Combined Court. Photo Chris Talbot marked CC BY-SA 2.0

A “prominent member” of a banned white supremacist group has pleaded guilty to terrorism offences.

Luca Benincasa, 19, is the first person to be convicted of belonging to the Feuerkrieg Division (FKD) since the far-right organisation was banned in July 2020.

A Nazi dagger and Schutzstaffel (SS) officer’s hat were among items discovered in his bedroom in Cardiff when police raided his separated parents’ respective homes.

Appearing at Winchester Crown Court in Hampshire on Friday, the teenager pleaded guilty to membership of the FKD and four counts of collecting information likely to be of use to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism on or before February 1 2022.

The banned terrorist group, which primarily exists online, is said to promote violence and mass murder in the pursuit of a race war.

Prominent member

Prosecutor Dan Pawson-Pounds said: “The defendant fits into the lower end of a prominent member role as opposed to merely an active member.”

Judge Jane Miller QC remanded Benincasa in custody as she adjourned sentencing to September 20.

A flag depicting the logo of the SS, Adolf Hitler’s paramilitary organisation, was hanging on Benincasa’s bedroom wall alongside a fascist Italian flag when police conducted a raid on February 1 this year.

Parts of an SS officer’s uniform, including a hat and Swastika armband, were also seized along with items of camouflage clothing, a tactical vest and masks.

Benincasa’s laptop was found to contain extreme right-wing literature and documents, including instructions on security and how to make explosives and poisons.

An unfinished “The Feuerkreig Division Handbook” was also discovered, as were handwritten notes linked to Benincasa’s extremist ideology.

The teenager appeared in court by video-link from Chelmsford prison in Essex, wearing glasses, and rosary beads over a blue polo shirt.


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GW Atkinson
GW Atkinson
1 month ago

The far right are dangerous little tvrds and need dealing with.

hdavies15
hdavies15
1 month ago
Reply to  GW Atkinson

As an extreme centrist I agree with you. And we could set about rounding up some of the cranks on the far left at the same time. Could be a hell of a job distinguishing between the two factions as their thinking, apart from race, has many similarities. These people command a disproportionate amount of attention and we could do without them.

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
30 days ago
Reply to  hdavies15

Like the one on the Moral Maze and now in the House of Fun…

Mark Hoffer
Mark Hoffer
29 days ago
Reply to  hdavies15

There is no such thing as a “centreist”. You are either for a caring society, or you are a right wing enabler.
From your stupid comment I suspect the latter.

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