UK court told white supremacist planned tennis ball bomb attacks

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London, June 30 (ANI): A white supremacist, who allegedly planned to attack 'non-British' people with tennis ball bombs, was on the verge launching a campaign of terror, a British court has been told.

According to Sky News, Neil Lewington had allegedly developed a bomb production line in his bedroom and had a notebook entitled "Waffen SS UK members' handbook" with drawings of electronics and chemical mixtures.

The 43-year-old was arrested by chance at Suffolk's Lowestoft station last year after drinking and smoking on the train and urinating in public.

His hold all bag was searched and was found to contain the "component parts of two viable improvised incendiary devices", prosecutor Brian Altman told the Old Bailey.

"He had the parts which, if assembled together, would have created devices which if ignited would have caught alight and caused flames and fire.

"Later searches of the house where the defendant lived with his parents in Reading, in particular his own bedroom, revealed nothing short of a factory for the production of many such similar devices.

Lewington was a loner who had met girlfriends using the Internet and mobile phone chat lines, going by the names of Aristocrat or Amadeus, the court heard.

Altman said he had made racist remarks and spoke to one woman of attacking an Asian family living on her street with homemade bombs inside tennis balls.

"Lewington was found in possession of three tennis balls and a diagram showing how to convert them into shrapnel bombs," said the counsel.

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 a weed killer, firelighters and three tennis balls - two of having documents for terrorism and another of collecting information for terrorism.

Lewington denies all eight charges. The trial continues. (ANI)

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