Cambridge grad in court after ‘calling for extermination of Jewish people’

The maths graduate is on conditional bail

Oliver Bel, a maths student who graduated from Cambridge last year, has appeared in court after he was accused of stating online that extermination was the “best option” for Jewish people.

The 23-year-old allegedly made the statement on a Neo-Nazi forum, “Iron March”, in September 2017.

He is charged with using a “public communications network” to send the “grossly offensive” message that breaches the Communications Act 2003.

The 23-year-old is currently on conditional bail and appeared at the Old Bailey via a video link.

He is also accused of holding a document that could be useful to someone committing or preparing an act of terrorism.

Last November, he was allegedly in possession of a manual, known as the “Anarchist’s Cookbook”, containing instructions on various explosives and weapons.

He will next appear in court for a plea and trial preparation hearing on 12th June. There is also a provisional five-day trial set to take place in the week commencing November 2nd.

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