December 04, 2008

Neo-Nazi 'waged racist campaign against mixed-race couple'

A neo-Nazi from Grimsby waged a racist campaign against a couple because they were mixed-race, a court has heard.

Nathan Worrell, 35, is accused of hoarding bomb-making manuals and materials and waging a racist campaign against a mixed-race couple who lived nearby. Books and manuals containing "recipes" to make bombs and detonators using household items such as weed killer, lighter fluid and sugar were found by police at the defendant's flat, a jury at Grimsby Crown Court heard.

Also found were numerous boxes of matches, 171 match heads, two tubs of sodium chlorate weed killer and three bottles of lighter fluid. Fireworks, some of which had been tampered with, were also found in the flat, the jury was told. The prosecution alleges they had been tampered with in order to get at the gunpowder inside.

David Farrell QC, prosecuting, told the jury these items featured in the manuals and books found in the flat. The jury was also shown a video by the extreme far-right group Combat 18 showing how to prepare and make a bomb from household items, which was found in Worrell's flat.

A significant amount of racist and far-right propaganda was also found in the ground-floor flat by police, as well as membership cards of groups such as the Ku Klux Klan, the November Ninth Society and the British People's Party.

Worrell admitted to police in interview that he was a white nationalist, Mr Farrell told the court. He also said Worrell signed his texts off as "88" - the sign for Adolf Hitler.

Earlier the court heard how racist stickers had been left on the gate and a nearby lamppost of the home of a mixed-race couple. The prosecution alleges that jobless Worrell was behind the "stickering" campaign, which lasted for a year. One sticker read: "Only inferior white women date outside their race. Be proud of your heritage. Don't be a race-mixing slut" while another from the Combat 18 group said: "It's our country. Let's win it back. Repatriation now."

Worrell is charged with possessing items for terrorism including manuals and equipment for making explosives and for racially aggravated public offences against a mixed-race couple, who cannot be named for legal reasons. He denies both charges. The trial continues.

Beverley Guardian

6 comments:

mike b said...

"He also said Worrell signed his texts off as "88" - the sign for Adolf Hitler."

88=Adolf Hitler? I wonder how they managed that one.

Paul said...

A = 1. H = 8. So 18 would be AH, Adolf Hitler. 88 = HH, Heil Hiltler.

Dark Poet said...

88 = Heil Hitler

Anonymous said...

How childish can you get! Do they have a club house in a tree as well?

Edmund Standing said...

Worrell was a fan of the same racist 'Christian Identity' 'church' whose website David Copeland was visiting in the weeks prior to his terror campaign:

Another British Nazi terrorist with 'Christian Identity' links

Anonymous said...

"Also found were numerous boxes of matches, 171 match heads, two tubs of sodium chlorate weed killer and three bottles of lighter fluid. Fireworks...."

I suppose his defence will be that he is a heavy smoker !

Old Sailor