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A teenage neo-Nazi has been jailed for eight years for creating an in depth plan to hold out a suicide bomb assault on a synagogue as a result of he wished “to make Jews afraid again”.

Mason Reynolds, 19, from Brighton, was convicted at trial of possession of an article related with the preparation of an act of terrorism towards the synagogue in Hove, East Sussex.

He had additionally pleaded responsible to 5 counts of possessing materials prone to be helpful to an individual committing or getting ready an act of terrorism, in addition to 5 offences of sharing terrorist publications relationship again to when he was aged 16.

The defendant had shared right-wing movies and possessed bomb instruction manuals, Winchester Crown Court heard.

The court docket was instructed that Reynolds had annotated a Google road map and satellite tv for pc picture of the synagogue detailing “entry points and points to attack”.

Naomi Parsons, prosecuting, stated: “Whilst preparation is described as limited, it is not absent, for Mr Reynolds had a neo-Nazi mindset and he had prepared an extensive library of manuals, explosives manuals, gun-making manuals.”

She added: “There was the potential to endanger many lives, he included references to the days when the synagogue would be busiest, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Passover.”

Ms Parsons continued: “He had an entrenched and violent neo-Nazi mindset and had expressed an intention to commit terrorist acts – I wanna strap multiple pipe bombs to my chest and blow myself up in a synagogue.

“He knew that those he communicated with shared that mindset.”

Ms Parsons stated that Reynolds used the Telegram social media web site to encourage others together with his “propaganda channel to promote the neo-Nazi agenda” and he posted that he wished to “make Jews afraid again”.

He additionally possessed recorded live-streamed movies of mass-murder terrorist assaults together with these produced by Brenton Tarrant in Christchurch, New Zealand; and Anders Breivik in Norway, the court docket heard.

Ms Parsons stated: “They are clips from live-streamed attacks and that is the point of them, that’s what makes them so dangerous, they are designed to aid copy-cat attacks.”

He additionally posted a promotional video for the proscribed, white supremacist, terrorist organisation, Atomwaffen Division, exhibiting a person in a cranium masks and fight gear capturing targets.

Reynolds confirmed no emotion as he was given an prolonged sentence made up of eight years in custody with a five-year interval on licence.

The choose, Mrs Justice May, instructed him that she thought of him “dangerous” and added: “You intended to encourage terrorism, this was propaganda pure and simple.”

Of the terrorist paperwork stored by Reynolds, she added: “It is a startlingly extensive and concerning collection kept secret from your family and friends but showing how entrenched your interest in far-right ideology had become.”

Amy Packham, defending, stated that Reynold’s curiosity within the far proper developed through the Covid-19 lockdown and added: “He would never have taken this action into real life, this was all online, behind the barrier of the internet, that is his stated evidence and the view of his family that there is no risk.”

A Counter Terrorism Policing South East (CTPSE) spokesman stated that Reynolds had “praised attacks by far-right terrorists”.

He added: “Reynolds created a note detailing a plan to attack a synagogue in Hove.

“Following a police search of his home, various devices were found which had been used to store or share material, including an iPhone and USB drives.

“He was also found to be the administrator of a Telegram channel which shared far-right extremist, anti-Semitic and racist views, as well as manuals on bomb building and how to 3D print firearms.”

Nick Price, Head of the CPS Counter Terrorism and Special Crime Division, stated: “Mason Reynolds sought to spread hate and encourage acts of terrorism.

“He not only held neo-Nazi beliefs but wanted to act on them to cause pain and suffering, which fortunately has been prevented and the public protected due to the work of the policing and prosecution team.”