Man caught on Lowestoft railway station `on brink of bombing campaign'
PUBLISHED: 14:55 29 June 2009 | UPDATED: 10:29 06 July 2010
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.”
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.
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.