Nelson far-right fanatic who had terror handbook jailed

Conrad Howarth pleaded guilty to gathering terrorist material

A man who possessed a “terrorist handbook” and had an “obsession” with far-right ideologies has been jailed.

Conrad Howarth, from Nelson in Lancashire, pleaded guilty to gathering terrorist material and also possessing extreme pornography.

The 41-year-old was jailed at Manchester Crown Court for four-and-a-half years.

Counter-terror officer Det Ch Insp Clare Devlin said right-wing terrorism “will not be tolerated”.

“The evidence seized in this investigation was concerning and demonstrated Howarth’s obsession with far right wing ideologies,” he said.

Howarth, of Pinfold Place, admitted a charge of collecting, recording, possessing or viewing information likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism.

Police said they found the extreme pornography on a laptop when searching his home.

BBC News

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