A NAZI sympathiser who threatened to petrol bomb mosques after the Manchester Arena attack was jailed for eight years today.
Hitler obsessive Liam Seabrook, 31, admitted to his probation officer that he planned to kill Muslims just four days after 22 people were murdered at the Ariana Grande concert in May last year.
The Crown Prosecution Service originally considered charging Seabrook with terror offences, it said, but the lines of inquiry moved to “non-terrorism related offences.”
Seabrook admitted making threats to kill, malicious communication, making threats to destroy property and having articles with intent to destroy property.
When police went to his home in Thornaby, Teesside, they found petrol in washing-up liquid bottles and home-made wooden weapons with screws and razor blades sticking out of them.
When cable ties were found at Seabrook’s flat, he said he had them “in case he needed to kidnap somebody,” prosecutor Paul Abrahams said.
Seabrook sent a series of chilling texts in response to a routine inquiry from his probation officer, telling her that “Muslims and mosques need to be petrol bombed.”
When she asked if he intended to carry out the threat, Seabrook replied: “If something happens, something happens. By that time it would be [too late] to be stopped, like the Muslim attack on Manchester.”
Judge Simon Bourne-Arton described Seabrook as “dangerous” as he sentenced him to eight years with an extended two-year licence period.
He also made an order banning Seabrook from going within 200 metres of a mosque when he is released and said that Seabrook had a long history of espousing right-wing ideology.
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