A FORMER 'Miss Hitler' contestant and her Nazi-admiring ex have been convicted of membership of banned extreme right group National Action.
Alice Cutter, 23, joked about gassing Jews and claimed she was pestered into entering the sick beauty pageant under the name Miss Buchenwald – a reference to the Second World War death camp – during a lengthy retrial.
Her ex-partner Mark Jones, 25, a former member of the BNP's youth wing who used the alias "GrandaddyTerror" was also convicted of being a member, after being described by prosecutors as a "leader and strategist".
Cutter denied being a part of the group, which was labelled "a racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic organisation" by then home secretary Amber Rudd when it was banned in December, 2016.
Jurors heard how Cutter exchanged hundreds of messages, many racist and anti-Semitic, and was still meeting other members months after the ban.
Prosecutors said Cutter, who joked about gassing synagogues and using a Jew's head as a football, had been a "central spoke" in the organisation and entered the pageant to drive recruitment.
She claimed never to have considered herself a member, even before the ban, despite attending meetings with group leaders and posing for a Nazi-style salute on the steps of Leeds Town Hall in 2016.
'HITLER WAS RIGHT'
Cutter also attended a demo in York in May 2016.
She initially denied attending until footage emerged showing her standing with other masked NA members, giving the Nazi salute behind a banner that read "Hitler Was Right".
In one exchange with another National Action member on the day after MP Jo Cox was murdered, referencing the politician, she said: "Rot in hell, bitch."
During his evidence, he told jurors of his "feelings of admiration" for Hitler, while the court heard he had a special wedding edition of Mein Kampf.
Jones, who posted messages on Telegram as "GrandaddyTerror", was National Action's London regional organiser and a key designer of the group's propaganda artwork.
He accepted posing for a photograph of him making a Nazi-style salute in Buchenwald's execution room while holding a National Action flag, on a trip to Germany in 2016.
Jones also took a selfie inside the room holding the concentration camp's ovens, where the remains of thousands of murdered Jews were incinerated.
Jones and Cutter, of Sowerby Bridge, near Halifax, Yorkshire, described themselves in court as national socialists, but denied any wrong-doing.
A jury at Birmingham Crown Court found both guilty following a 10-week retrial after less than nine hours of deliberations.
They embraced in the dock before being taken down to the cells.
Garry Jack, 24, and Connor Scothern, 19, of Nottingham were convicted of the same offence
Jack denied taking a photograph found on his phone of graffiti reading "gas the Jews", despite repeatedly using anti-Semitic slurs in messages with other members.
The self-confessed Nazi told jurors he was not a racist, despite sending a message saying "Handsworth – first area in Birmingham that needs ethnic cleansing", claiming the remark had been "tongue in cheek".
In a message to his then girlfriend, littered with racist language, he talked of threatening to have "kerb-stomped" a black person and, on another occasion, called an Asian male a "f***ing rat".
Addressing the four, Judge Paul Farrer QC, said: "You have all been convicted of a serious terrorist offence.
"You cannot be sentenced today.
"A date will be be fixed in due course."
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