29/06/2009

White Supremacist 'On The Cusp' Of Terrorism Campaign

A white supremacist who was arrested by chance at a Suffolk train station was "on the cusp" of launching a campaign of terrorism, a court has today heard.

Neil Lewington, 43, was arrested at Lowestoft station in Suffolk last year after abusing a female train conductor. He was found to be carrying the component parts of two "viable improvised incendiary devices".

The Old Bailey heard he had developed a bomb factory in his bedroom at his parents’ home and aimed to target "those he considered non-British".

When later searches of his home were carried out, a notebook entitled ‘Waffen SS UK Members' Handbook', containing drawings of electronics and chemical mixtures, were found.

He also had an "unhealthy interest" in the London nail bomber David Copeland, America's Unabomber Ted Kaczynski and Oklahoma bomber Timothy McVeigh, the jury was told.

The 43-year-old denies eight charges relating to terrorism or explosives.

(JM/BMcc)

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