A pair of neo-Nazis who used a podcast to encourage listeners to attack ethnic minorities have been jailed. 

Christopher Gibbons, 40, from Carshalton, and Tyron Patten-Walsh, 36, from Romford, hosted a podcast series which aired their homophobic, racist, antisemitic, Islamophobic and misogynistic views. 

As well encouraging listeners to commit acts of terror, investigators found that Gibbons had also created an online library containing hundreds of extreme right-wing texts and other material. 

It contained more than 500 videos of extreme right-wing-related speeches and propaganda documents. 

The library had nearly 1,000 subscribers, and the content had been viewed more than 152,000 times. 

At trial the jury heard that some 23 lengthy audio podcasts, featuring “quite crude” still background images and interspersed with music, were posted online to an account with 128 subscribers. 

Gibbons and Patten-Walsh endorsed the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox in 2016 and glorified Brenton Tarrant’s 2019 shooting spree in Christchurch, New Zealand, when he killed 51 people at two mosques during Friday prayers. 

And in a discussion of the 2017 Manchester Arena suicide bomb attack, in which 22 people were killed, victims were referred to as “sluts,” the jury was told. 

Patten-Walsh allegedly said: “They start screaming and that’s the bit that really pleases me because I hate those people. And it’s a sign of masculine, even though it was done by a sand n*****, masculine terror against women.” 

On Thursday (January 4) the pair appeared at Kingston Crown Court for sentencing, six months after they were each found guilty of eight counts of encouraging acts of terrorism. 

Patten-Walsh was sentenced to seven years in prison, while Gibbons was sentenced to eight years. 

Both will also be subject to a 15-year-long Part 4 notification order and serve three years on licence when they are released, to reduce their ability to cause further harm. 

Commander Dominic Murphy, who leads the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command, said: “The material that Gibbons and Patten-Walsh shared is exactly the kind that has the potential to draw vulnerable people – particularly young people – into terrorism. 

“We are determined to identify and hold to account individuals pushing this material. In this case, officers reviewed hours-upon-hours of material to present a compelling case. 

“I hope this case and today’s sentencing sends a clear message that there are serious consequences for those who share terrorist material or encourage others to become involved in terrorism.”