Boy who ran neo-Nazi cell from gran's cottage aged 13 becomes UK's youngest convicted terrorist

Boy who ran neo-Nazi cell from gran's cottage aged 13 becomes UK's youngest convicted terrorist

February 1, 2021

A BOY who ran a neo-Nazi cell from his gran's Cornish cottage when he was just 13 has today become the UK's youngest convicted terrorist.

The teen gathered terrorist material online and spouted vile racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic views in chatrooms.


He spoke about "gassing" Jewish people, hanging homosexuals and wanting to "shoot up their parades" in chilling exchanges.

The warped teen, now 16, also ran the UK branch of the extremist Feuerkrieg Division (FKD) during the summer of 2019.

The notorious neo-Nazi group idolises terrorists such as Anders Breivick, who slaughtered 77 people in Norway.

While running the FKD, the boy enlisted autistic 17-year-old Paul Dunleavy, who was jailed for more than five years last year for plotting a terrorist attack.

Police stormed his elderly nan's home in Cornwall to find his computer and mobile packed with sickening far-Right material.

'TRYING TO LOOK COOL'

A Nazi flag was also discovered in the rustic cottage and the numbers '1488', which are codes for Heil Hitler, slathered on the garden shed.

When he was caught, the teen insisted he was just posting the vile material to "look cool".

The boy has now gained the grim title of Britain's youngest terrorist after admitting 12 terror offences at the Old Bailey.

The offences date from July 10, 2018 – when he was 13 – to July 11 2019.

The court heard how he liased with FKD's 13-year-old "commander" in Estonia and was responsible for vetting and recruiting members and propaganda.

He also commissioned a "Nuke London" poster with a chilling image of a mushroom cloud explosion over the Houses of Parliament.

It bore the slogan: "Sterilise the cesspit that you call London".

PRAISE FOR KILLERS

The teen branded far-right mass murderers – including New Zealand mosque killer Brenton Tarrant – "saints" and praised them for having the "guts" to act on their hateful beliefs. 

And he owned terrorist documents – including The Big Book of Mischief, the Terrorist Handbook, Home Made Molotov Cocktail and instruction manuals for "killing people with knives".

After he was arrested, he claimed he was considering leaving FKD for around a month.

Prosecutor Naomi Parsons said: "The Crown do not accept he was planning to leave the group.

"The age is the alarming factor and his conduct betrays a maturity beyond his chronological age."

In mitigation, his lawyer Deni Matthews claimed the teen had a troubled upbringing without any positive parental role model.

The lawyer said: "A damaged young man sought approval by expressing views he certainly does not ascribe to now and was unlikely to have ascribed to genuinely at the time."

Judge Mark Dennis QC said he would sentence the youth next Monday.

He was bailed under the condition he resides at his home and attends youth offending services.

The teen has also been banned from using computers without permission from police and a complete ban on using any private browsing mode, encryption software, or virtual storage devices such as the cloud.

Previously, Britain's youngest terrorist was a 14-year-old boy who plotted to murder police officers in Australia on Anzac Day.

The teen, known only as RXG, hatched a grisly plan to behead a police officer when he was just 14.

The terrorist, from Blackburn, Lancs, was jailed for life with a minimum of five years at Manchester Crown Court in 2015 after admitting inciting terrorism overseas.

But a parole board has ruled the terrorist, now aged 20, can be released from prison after completing his minimum sentence three months ago.

He has also joined the ranks of child criminals handed lifelong anonymity – including James Bulger's killers Jon Venables and Robert Thompson.


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