No verdict in trial of alleged neo-Nazis from Calderdale

Sowerby Bridge couple Mark Jones and Alice Cutter (pictures SWNS)
Sowerby Bridge couple Mark Jones and Alice Cutter (pictures SWNS)

The jury in the trial of four people, including a couple from Calderdale, alleged to have been members of a banned neo-Nazi terrorist group has been discharged after failing to reach verdicts.

Alice Cutter, 22, along with ex-partner Mark Jones, 24, Garry Jack, 23, and Connor Scothern, 18, were alleged to have been members of National Action.

The four had been accused of intending to wage a "holy war" against black people, Jews, Asians and homosexuals.

Cutter and Jones, of Sowerby Bridge, Halifax, West Yorks., denied being part of a proscribed organisation alongside Jack, of Shard End, Birmingham, and Scothern,of Nottingham.

The jury was discharged on Friday after they failed to reach a verdict following 37 HOURS since beginning their deliberations on May 7.

Prosecutor Barnaby Jameson QC told Birmingham Crown Court the CPS would be seeking a retrial.

Judge Melbourne Inman QC, thanked the 11 members of the jury for their hard work following the 11 week trial.

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