Published on Tuesday, 12 June 2012 10:02 Written by Gerry Gable
Searchlight is sad, well not exactly, more overjoyed, to announce the death of Anthony Hancock, chief printer to the British and international far right, safe-houser of international Nazis with links to terrorism and long-time police asset in the non-political criminal underworld. A convicted fraudster himself who, despite overcharging many far-right groups, who felt it too risky to go elsewhere for printing and publishing services, retained wide respect among fascists worldwide.
Despite new international publishing connections via the ideologically important Iona London Forum and New Right group, whose activities Searchlight has extensively reported over the past few months, he was due to be made bankrupt in a few weeks. Historically he was linked to violence and apartheid era intelligence sources in former South Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and South Africa.
Hancock suffered a stroke three weeks ago. While recovering in the Princess Royal hospital in Haywards Heath, he suffered a second one and died yesterday. It is unclear what will happen to his printworks in Uckfield. Searchlight will publish an extended feature in our August issue.