Two hosts of a neo-Nazi podcast who encouraged listeners to commit violent acts against ethnic minorities the Duke and targeted Duchess of Sussex’s son Archie have been convicted of terrorism offences.
Christopher Gibbons and Tyrone Patten-Walsh used their neo-Nazi podcast – which had nearly 1,000 subscribers and more than 152,000 views – to air homophobic, racist, anti-Semitic, Islamophobic and misogynistic views.
An investigation by the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command also found Gibbons had created an online neo-Nazi library containing more than 500 videos of extreme, right-wing-related speeches and propaganda.
Christopher Gibbons, 38, and Tyrone Patten-Walsh, 34, both face jail after being found guilty of encouraging acts of terrorism on Friday, following a trial at Kingston Crown Court.
Gibbons described Archie as an “abomination that should be put down” in the podcast, which the pair used to voice their hatred of mixed-race marriages.
He called for Prince Harry to be “prosecuted” and “judicially killed for treason”, jurors heard.
The pair also endorsed the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox in 2016 and hailed Brenton Tarrant’s 2019 shooting spree in Christchurch, New Zealand, which claimed the lives of 51 people at two mosques during Friday prayers.
Gibbons, 40, of south London, and Patten-Walsh, 35, of east London, were arrested in May 2021, and charged on August 16 that year.
Both men went on trial for eight counts of encouraging acts of terrorism – each count relating to a different podcast episode. Gibbons also went on trial for two counts of dissemination of terrorist publications.
They were found guilty of all charges, following a trial at Kingston Crown Court which concluded on Friday.
They have been remanded in custody until September 26 for sentencing.