Nazi sympathiser jailed for plotting to blow up mosques

A Nazi-sympathiser who planned to blow up a number of mosques has been jailed. Ian Forman, of Birkenhead, was convicted of Engaging in Conduct in Preparation of Terrorist Acts contrary to the Terrorism Act 2006 at Kingston Crown Court.

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Police: Nazi-sympathiser had an 'obsession with Hitler'

A Nazi-sympathiser who planned to blow up a number of mosques has been jailed.

Ian Forman, of Birkenhead, was convicted of Engaging in Conduct in Preparation of Terrorist Acts contrary to the Terrorism Act 2006 at Kingston Crown Court.

Det Supt Ian Hassall from Merseyside Police says Forman had an obsession with Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler.

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Forman could have caused 'considerable damage' to mosques and people

"Thankfully, we will never know how far Forman was prepared to go in acting out his racist fantasies.

"However, we do know that Forman had carefully selected a number of targets to meet his own means. Had he carried them out, his attacks could have caused considerable damage to both property and people at several Mosques.

– Detective Sergeant Matt Findell, of the North West Counter-Terrorism Unit

Terror plotter caught after researching bombs at work

Forman built bombs at his home in Birkenhead Credit: GMP

A Nazi-sympathiser who planned to blow up a number of mosques has been jailed for 10 years. Ian Forman plotted to attack mosques in Merseyside and had built a bomb at his home in Birkenhead.

Forman first came to the attention of police in April 2013 while he worked as a receptionist at Manisty, a glass recycling firm in Ellesmere Port.

Colleagues found that he had been researching chemicals and explosive substances on the internet during work hours - a clear breach of company policy.

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