The leader of a Welsh gang of Nazis, the self-styled “North Wales Alliance” has been jailed for 17 years for rape and child abuse offences.
Merfyn Jones, 52, of Rowden Street in Shotton, had denied 13 offences of rape, attempted rape and indecent assault against four complainants, when they were children, dating back to the 1990s.
The offences dated back to the 1990’s when Jones repeatedly raped and abused four young girls.
Jones was convicted of six charges of rape, one charge of attempted rape and six charges of indecent assault. he has been placed on the sex offenders’ register for life.
Jones led the North Wales Alliance (NWA) after a split in the English Defence League (EDL) and the Welsh Defence League (WDL), but he still worked closely with the EDL, and the Scottish Defence League (SDL).
He was also well known in British National Party (BNP) circles and joined the party in a campaign against a local Muslim centre and later campaignbed with the BNP against suppoed Muslim “grooming gangs”.
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Matthew Collins has been the focus of two BBC documentaries, 'Life Etc' in 2001 and the BBC3 film 'Dead Man Walking' (2004). His autobiography is 'HATE: My Life in the British Far Right' (Biteback) and he is also author of 'Nazi Terrorist: The Story of National Action' (HOPE not hate). He is a regular contributor to news & broadcast media.Twitter