White supremacist 'caught on brink of bombing campaign'

A WHITE supremacist arrested by chance at a Suffolk railway station turned out to be “on the cusp” of launching a campaign of terrorism, a court was told today.

A WHITE supremacist arrested by chance at a Suffolk railway station turned out to be “on the cusp” of launching a campaign of terrorism, a court was told today.

Neil Lewington, who was arrested at Lowestoft station, had developed a bomb factory in his bedroom at his parents' home and aimed to target “those he considered non-British”, jurors at the Old Bailey heard.

The 43-year-old was detained after abusing a female train conductor.

He was found to be carrying the component parts of two “viable improvised incendiary devices.”


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Lewington, who lived with his parents in Tilehurst, Reading, Berks, is accused of preparing for terrorism by having the bomb parts in a public place.

He also faces two charges of having articles for terrorism - including weedkiller, firelighters and three tennis balls - two of having documents for terrorism and another of collecting information for terrorism.

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Two further counts allege he possessed an explosive device "with intent to endanger life' and that he had explosives, namely weedkiller.

He denies all eight charges.

- The trial continues.

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