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Bomb recipe sent to BNP activist
Allen Boyce
Allen Boyce sent instructions on how to mix two chemicals
An East Sussex man who sent bomb-making instructions to a British National Party member has been given a two-year suspended jail sentence.

Allen Boyce, 74, of Farington Court, Old Orchard Road, Eastbourne, admitted incitement to possess explosives.

He was sentenced by Lewes Crown Court on Wednesday, by Judge Anthony Niblett who described his actions as evil.

The judge suspended Boyce's sentence for two years and placed him under a two-year supervision order.

Hotel plans

The offence took place between 4 April and 15 November 2004.

Boyce wrote to 27-year-old Terry Collins, also from Eastbourne, who was jailed for five years in 2005 for a campaign of attacks and abuse against Asian families.

He sent Collins plans of a hotel in Eastbourne and instructions on how to mix two chemicals.

Judge Niblett told Boyce on Wednesday: "Your involvement in criminality stems from your extreme political views which are abhorrent to all right-minded people.

"You became involved with a wicked man [and] you gave him a recipe for making an explosive substance.

"On a mature reflection, you will understand the wrong, indeed the evil, in which you have become involved."

See details of the court case against Allen Boyce

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