A trial date has been given for a man accused of creating the website “Radio Aryan” in order to upload antisemitic and racist podcasts.
James Allchurch, 49 from Pembrokeshire, appeared at Haverfordwest Magistrates’ Court last month where he denied all fifteen counts of distributing a sound recording stirring up racial hatred.
Mr Allchurch reportedly wore a mask, visor and sunglasses, and asked that people refer to him as “Sven Longshanks”. When asked why Mr Allchurch wished to be called Sven Longshanks, he allegedly replied: “This is my life’s work that is on trial and that’s the name that my work is published under.”
The court reportedly heard that Radio Aryan had been running since 2015 and that twelve of the charges related to material allegedly offensive to people from black or ethnic minority communities while three relate to podcasts accused of being antisemitic.
On Wednesday, Mr Allchurch appeared at Swansea Crown Court where he reportedly denied fifteen charges of distributing a sound recording stirring up racial hatred on or before 17th May, 2019, to on or before 18th March, 2021. He allegedly only spoke to say his name and “not guilty” in response to each of the charges that were read out.
The charges allege that Mr Allchurch distributed recordings that included the titles “Rivers Of Blood”, “Banned In The UK”, “The Leftist Supremacist Mindset”, and “The Usual Suspects”. The alleged offenses were said to have taken place in Gelli, a village in south Wales.
Judge Paul Thomas released the defendant on unconditional bail, stating: “Your trial will be on 27th June but there will be a further hearing either in March or April.”