Neo-Nazi who posted a video of himself bashing a black Channel 9 safety guard will keep behind bars after allegedly attacking a bunch of hikers with knives after they objected to his racist stickers
- Thomas Sewell, 28, is the chief of racist group European Australian Motion
- In March he was filmed bashing a safety guard whereas storming 9’s workplaces
- Arrested final month accused of attacking hikers together with his Nazi group followers
- Police worry he’s brainwashing youths into white supremacists and opposed bail
A self-confessed white supremacist and ‘soldier for the white race’ is a critical concern for Victoria Police, who worry he’s indoctrinating individuals right into a neo-Nazi subculture.
Thomas Sewell, 28, is the chief of a right-wing organisation referred to as the European Australian Motion and is closely concerned within the right-wing Nationwide Socialist Motion.
Sewell is behind bars, going through critical fees together with armed theft and assault towards a bunch of hikers in a Victorian state park, and an assault on a Channel 9 safety guard.
He utilized for bail in Melbourne Magistrates Court docket on Wednesday however was refused.
Sewell performs a Nazi salute in footage performed on A Present Affair
Victoria Police counter terrorism detective Michael Taylor advised the courtroom that Sewell had ‘outstanding grandiosity of himself and the white race’ and is unwavering in his perception that white individuals are being eradicated.
He allegedly advised a proper wing podcast that ‘I’m a political soldier for the white race and Adolf Hitler is my chief’, he stated.
‘I am a white supremacist… we’re 100 per cent higher in each method, form and kind,’ Sewell allegedly stated.
Sewell will stay in custody on critical fees together with armed theft and theft over a violent incident involving knives in Victoria’s Cathedral Ranges state park, northeast of Melbourne, on Could 21 this 12 months.
The safety guard is seen telling the person filming to cease filming and depart. Thomas Sewell (proper) watches on
Shocked bystanders watch on as Sewell punches the safety guard a number of occasions, who falls over backwards and is knocked to the bottom
It is alleged Sewell and a bunch of EAM and NSM members have been mountaineering within the park when one other group of hikers seen ‘Australia for the white man’ stickers had been caught alongside the path.
The hikers speculated the group was ‘most likely the Nazis’ who had featured in information experiences about teams tenting within the Grampians over Australia Day.
One of many hikers briefly filmed the group within the automobile park earlier than noticing one of many group working towards them yelling ‘Antifa’ – a reference to a left-wing organisation.
Not one of the six hikers have any ties to any left-wing organisations together with Antifa.
It is alleged Sewell smashed a passenger window of one of many hikers’ vehicles whereas one other particular person smashed the driving force’s aspect window. DNA matched a pattern from Sewell.
The neo-Nazi then holds the safety guard to the bottom as bystanders yell at him to cease and get off the person, who was simply doing his job
The courtroom heard that knives, wielded by individuals carrying balaclavas, have been thrust via the driving force’s window of the automobile.
A number of of the opposite hikers have been allegedly stopped and advised ‘we’re not attacking you, we simply want you to remain put’.
The teams have been finally allowed to drive away. Detective Senior Constable Taylor stated two of the alleged victims have been ‘too fearful of persecution’ to take action.
Sewell was on bail on the time after being charged for allegedly punching a safety guard’s head six occasions outdoors Channel 9 headquarters in Melbourne in March.
It is alleged Sewell had gone to the workplace to talk to senior executives about an A Present Affair phase on account of air in March about homegrown neo-Nazi teams holding camps in regional Victoria, and which closely featured Sewell.
The Channel 9 safety guard was taken to hospital in an ambulance and CCTV of the incident given to Victoria Police
Det Sen Const Taylor stated police discovered looking knives and an axe in Sewell’s bed room and knuckledusters in his automobile, and have issues that he’s changing into more and more erratic, risky and violent.
Sewell’s lawyer Kieran Reynolds stated the case towards his consumer wasn’t as sturdy as police made out and supplied a variety of bail circumstances together with that he stay together with his father.
Tony Sewell stated he completely didn’t share his son’s political views and that they didn’t speak about them.
Mr Reynolds stated the case would seemingly go to trial, which could possibly be as much as two years away.