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Jail for neo-Nazi terror offender

Nathan Worrell
Worrell was arrested at his home in Grimsby in January

A neo-Nazi found with bomb-making materials at his flat and who harassed a mixed-race couple has been jailed for more than seven years.

Grimsby Crown Court heard Nathan Worrell, 35, had bomb ingredients and far-right propaganda at the property.

A jury found him guilty of possession of material for terrorist purposes and of racially aggravated harassment.

Terror police described Worrell, from Grimsby, as a "dangerous individual who harbours extreme anti-Semitic views".

Racist stickers

The court was told that police found books and manuals on how make bombs and detonators using items such as weedkiller, lighter fluid and sugar.

Two tubs of sodium chlorate weedkiller, three bottles of lighter fluid, and fireworks were also discovered.

The trial heard Worrell left racist stickers on the gate of the home of Susan Crofts and Mohammed Chowdhery and on a nearby lamppost.

One sticker read: "Only inferior white women date outside their race. Be proud of your heritage."

Judge John Reddihough sentenced Worrell to six years for the terror offence and 15 months for the harassment, to run consecutively, giving a total of seven years and three months.

'Extreme beliefs'

After the trial, Det Ch Supt David Buxton, of the Counter Terrorism Unit, said: "Literature found at his flat exposed his interest in creating explosives and even more concerning a number of items were recovered that could have been used to create these devices.

"We are thankful for his early arrest that has stopped Worrell from taking his interest further."

He added: "It is to my sadness that one family in particular have suffered at the hands of these extreme beliefs and the unforgivable actions of this man.

"No-one should be made to feel like an outsider in their own community because of their race or religion.

"I wish to thank them for their bravery during this investigation during what has been an extremely difficult time for them."

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