Nathan Worrell (England)
Published Date: 01 February 2008
Suspected neo-Nazi in court accused of terrorist offences
A SUSPECTED neo-Nazi has appeared in court accused of terrorist offences.
Nathan Worrell, 34, allegedly kept a massive collection of far-Right propaganda and had a membership card for the Ku Klux Klan.
He is also accused of hoarding bomb-making manuals, weed-killer for making explosives and waging a racist campaign against a couple – an Asian man and white woman. Jobless Worrell, of Cromwell Road, Grimsby, allegedly plastered a lamp-post and gate near their home with offensive stickers.
Worrell was arrested after police forced entry to his home on January 24. He was questioned for several days before being taken to City of Westminster Magistrates' Court in London by officers from the Counter Terrorism Unit in Leeds.
Appearing pale and thin in a grey sweatshirt and black trousers, Worrell spoke only to confirm his details.
He has yet to enter pleas to one charge of possession of material for terrorist purposes, one count of possession of information useful in the preparation of an act of terrorism and one of racial harassment.
Peter McDonagh, prosecuting, told the court: "Officers found voluminous amounts of far-Right literature and membership cards for the Ku Klux Klan, the November Ninth Society – the British Nazi party – and the British People's Party. They date to December of last year so we are talking about current political affiliations."
He said a large number of manuals on making explosives, booby traps, weapons and poisons were also found, as well as 1.5kg of weedkiller under a sink which contained a key ingredient for bomb-making. Police also found 171 matchstick heads and a number of dismantled fireworks, some on top of a bin.
Mr McDonagh added: "The prosecution would say this is an individual who has extremely far-Right affiliations who has gone some way to preparing items for making of explosives."
The court heard racist stickers were also found as well as newspaper reports on which Worrell is alleged to have written "pipe bomb".
On a letter from his tenants' association he had allegedly scrawled offensive threats to black people in Grimsby.
The hearing was adjourned until February 7 and Worrell was remanded in custody.