A Neo-Nazi terror offender has been sentenced to an immediate prison term after Alex personally presented the case at the Court of Appeal.
Ben John, aged 22, was in possession of tens of thousands of politically extreme and far-right documents and files, including a copy of ‘The Anarchist Cookbook’, a book containing instructions for the manufacture of explosives and rudimentary weapons.
In August 2021, John was given a suspended sentence.
Alex believed his sentence was unduly lenient and referred his John's sentence to the Court of Appeal under the Unduly Lenient Sentence (ULS) scheme.
Following Alex's presentation in court, the Court of Appeal increased John's sentence to 2 years’ imprisonment with a 1 year licence period.
Alex said: "The Government is committed to confronting terrorism in all its forms, including from the Extreme Right Wing. We remain focussed on disrupting the activities of the most dangerous extremists, supporting those who stand up to their hateful rhetoric, and protecting vulnerable people being drawn into terrorism."