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A private investigator who was caught on camera in an anti-Muslim rant against London mayor Sadiq Khan has been found guilty of having terror manuals.

Far right “bigot” Pawel Golaszewski, 34, was stopped by armed police on February 23 in Abbey Road, Leeds, and his computers seized.

Police uncovered a stash of terrorist material, including detailed instructions on how to make weapons and various killing techniques.

Titles included 21 Silent Techniques Of Killing, Improvised Munitions Handbook and The Big Book Of Mischief, the Old Bailey was told.

Golaszewski, of Armley, who was arrested while wearing a Nationwide Security Services uniform, claimed he obtained the documents as research for work as a security guard and private investigator, as well as with his ambition to join the army.

Jurors were told police also seized a folding pocket knife, handcuffs, a survival knife in a sheath, and two smoke grenades, which he claimed were for paint-balling.

Investigators found that, after speaking to the defendant’s work colleagues and analysis of his Facebook account, he had voiced “anti-Muslim and anti-immigration” views.

The defendant described Mr Khan in racist terms in a video retrieved from his hard drive and played to the jury.

In the footage dating back to 2016, he said: “It’s like Islamisation of this country. Muslims, Muslims are everywhere and you know, it’s too much for me.

“I’m not a big fan of them. We don’t have them and we don’t have all these problems in Poland.”

Prosecutor Dan Pawson-Pounds told jurors: “The defendant presents as a deeply bigoted individual, espousing far-right causes and voicing racist, anti-Muslim and anti-immigration views.”

“The Crown’s position is that there can be no legitimate reason for someone working in this industry, as a security guard or front door bouncer, to need to possess such material.

“The world would be a very dangerous place if that was a legitimate reason.”

Golaszewski, of Wensleydale Mews, Armley, denied six counts of possessing terrorist documents, but was found guilty of all counts after a jury deliberated over two days.

Judge Rebecca Poulet QC adjourned sentencing until Friday.

Yorkshire Post

A private investigator who was caught on camera in an anti-Muslim rant has been found guilty of six counts of possessing terrorist material.

Pawel Golaszewski was convicted after documents were found on his computer giving instructions about bomb-making.

His car was stopped by armed police on February in Leeds and his computers seized.

Golaszewski, of Wensleydale Mews in Armley, Leeds, will be sentenced at the Old Bailey on Friday.

The court heard police uncovered a stash of terrorist material, including detailed instructions on how to make weapons and various killing techniques.

Golaszewski claimed he obtained the documents as research for work as a security guard and private investigator, as well as with his ambition to join the army.

At his home police found a knife in a sheath on the wall, two smoke grenades and a lock knife and a torch with a concealed knife.

Investigators found he had voiced “anti-Muslim and anti-immigration” views.

Golaszewski also described Mayor of London Sadiq Khan in racist terms in a video retrieved from his hard drive and played to the jury.

“In short, the defendant presents as a deeply bigoted individual, espousing far right causes and voicing racist, anti-Muslim and anti-immigration views,” prosecutor Dan Pawson-Pounds said.

BBC News

Sonya Wadsworth, 41, made Tyson sink teeth into Varun Ditta’s leg while saying ‘Haha you can’t do anything to me, p**i go home’

A woman used her dog as a “weapon” to maul an Asian shopkeeper in a racist incident after she was accused of shoplifting at his grocery store.

Sonya Wadsworth, 41, was convicted at Manchester Magistrates Court of racially aggravated common assault, racially aggravated harassment and having a dog dangerously out of control.

The court heard Wadsworth had deliberately let her Staffordshire Terrier off the lead and encouraged it to bite Varun ‘Jimmy’ Ditta when she was confronted for putting children’s sweets in her coat pocket.

The animal, named ‘Tyson’, sank its teeth into Mr Ditta’s thigh as Wadsworth laughed and said: “Haha you can’t do anything to me. My dog will bite you, p**i. Go home.”

She also called him a “p**i bastard,” manhandled Mr Diitta’s work colleague and said: “What are you doing here? Go back to your own country.”

Sonya Wadsworth was convicted of training her dog as a ‘weapon’ to maul an Asian shopkeeper (Image: Cavendish Press (Manchester) Ltd)

Mr Ditta was wearing thick jeans but suffered bite marks on his left leg as a result of the attack

Later when asked about the attack Wadsworth, from Wythenshawe, Manchester, claimed the animal was acting in “self defence” and added: “My dog was just scared at seeing his mummy assaulted.”

It is believed the dog has died since the attack which took place on the afternoon of August 28, 2018.

The 3pm incident occurred when Mr Ditta and his colleague Mansoor ‘Max’ Wahid who were working at the Around A Pound Plus store in Wythenshawe.

Mr Ditta told of overhearing Mr Wahid and Sonya arguing over the shoplifting accusation.

“When I heard this I came toward them and asked what happened but she was using abusive language to Max. She was saying “you are a p**i. What are you doing here? Go back to your own country,” Mr Ditta told the court.

He said Wadsworth took items out of her pocket and then threw some, including children’s sweets on the floor.

“She was being very aggressive and using abusive words and calling us ‘p**is’. Max kept saying ‘stop this Sonya. I don’t need a fight with you. Just go home now.’

Mr Ditta said she grabbed his colleague by his collar and began pushing him.

She then unleashed her dog from where he was tied to a pole outside the shop.

Mr Ditta said: “The dog was definitely trained and she was holding the lead of the dog and using it as a weapon.”

He described it as “aggressive,” telling the court how customers had previously complained about it.

“This was a dangerous dog and it was making me and Max feel that it was about to attack. Sonya was laughing and encouraging the dog to bite me.

Mr Ditta said she let the dog loose in the shop and it bit him on the thigh.

“I was wearing thick jeans and I still got a deep bite mark from it. I was outside the shop asking her to go home. She was drunk that day and I just wanted her to leave.

She was laughing “Haha, you can’t do anything to me my dog will bite you – p**i go home.’

“I was just thinking why is she doing this. It made me upset and fearful.”

Mr Wahid told the hearing she had begun shouting him after he accused her of shoplifting and said he would call the police.

“She began shouting ‘go back where you came from – where do you come from?’. She was being argumentative and kept saying: ‘You people’.”

Mr Wahid said he picked up a basket to defend himself when he saw her go to get the dog, describing Wadsworth as using the animal as a weapon.

“She set the dog on Jimmy and called him a ‘p**i b*****d’.”

Wadsworth denied wrongdoing.

She told the court: “I go every day to that shop and support my local businesses but the owner has never liked me.

“I’m always polite and courteous and I’ve never shoplifted a day in my life.

“On that day I go in and the shopkeeper says ‘I don’t like you. I don’t like your dog. I don’t serve you. I don’t like you at all’ and I said ‘well I don’t particularly like you either but you don’t need to like customers you just take their money.’

“I mean that’s not very good business acumen is it. I asked ‘what’s the problem, what have I done.’

“I’d already put the toffees in my pocket by that time and tried to hand them a tenner. I even said ‘okay look just take the tenner and I will come back to get change later’ but he just kept saying no.

“I was being diplomatic. I’ve been going there for two years. This was embarrassing for me as well and people were in the shop. I was very resentful at being treated like this and I picked up the toffees and threw them.”

She clamed Mr Wahid had grabbed and shoved her, then hit her with a mop handle.

She said she got her dog from outside because it was acting defensively, and claims the shopkeepers hit and booted the animal.

“I thought I pulled him back just in time but now I realise he must’ve bitten Jimmy. My dog was really scared and anxious though that’s how all dogs would react.

“I’m a responsible citizen. I’ve taught my dog right and I was actually proud of him that he initially tried to stop himself reacting. They’ve come towards him and he’s been defensive not aggressive.

“I didn’t use racist language at all. I never would and I did not tell my dog to attack on command. The dog was using self defence.

“I’m a diplomatic person. Very politically correct. Very polite. Very intelligent. They are all liars. I was forced into this situation. I did not use my dog as a weapon – my dog was just scared at seeing his mummy assaulted.”

Wadsworth will be sentenced later this month and was bailed pending the preparation of reports.

Daily Mirror

Kyle Davies was also convicted of possession of indecent images

A teenager who was found guilty of planning a mass shooting has been jailed for 16 years.

Kyle Davies, 19, from Gloucester, tried to buy a handgun and ammunition for £1,000 from a dealer on the dark web.

He was found guilty of attempting to possess a Glock 17 pistol and ammunition with intent to endanger life, during a trial in July.

Judge Paul Cook at Taunton Crown Court said Davies “had the intention to endanger life in a shooting event”.

Davies was also convicted of attempting to evade the prohibition on importation of a prohibited weapon, and possession of indecent images.

During the trial at Gloucester Crown Court the jury heard the Columbine school shooters and Anders Breivik in Norway were “poster boys” to Davies.

A package containing the weapon and ammunition Davies had ordered was intercepted in the USA and officers in the UK were tipped off.

The parcel was substituted for a dummy one that was delivered by an undercover officer to his home, where he was arrested.

A search of Davies’ home revealed computer files and notes about mass killers.

He had denied the charges, saying he had bought the weapon to kill himself, yet the court heard he had written out a list of other items he wanted to buy including petrol, a gas mask and body armour.

Davies, who was aged 18 at the time of the offences, had also drawn 77 stickmen to represent the victims of the 2011 explosion and shootings in Norway.

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Ellie Burns attacked two shoppers in Yorkshire market just 25 days after appearing in court for racist assault of taxi driver

A care assistant has been jailed for 20 months after attacking two shoppers and ripping one’s hijab off.

Ellie Burns launched the assault after she had heard the pair complain a song she was singing was racist.

The 21-year-old spat at one victim before punching her, pulling hair and forcing off her headwear, Bradford Crown Court was told on Monday. She then slapped and pushed over the second woman.

Giles Bridge, prosecuting, said the incident, at the city’s Kirkgate Market, had left both victims deeply distressed.

He added that Burns, herself from Bradford, had then scratched a police officer called to the scene.

She pleaded guilty to two offences of racially aggravated common assault and of assaulting a police officer.

The attack, on 29 April, happened just 25 days after she had received a suspended prison sentence for vodka and cocaine-fuelled attacks on a taxi driver and five police officers.

In that earlier incident, she had hurled racist abuse at the driver and punched him in the face before assaulting five arresting officers.

Camille Morland, Burns’ barrister, said she was suffering serious emotional trauma and struggling with struggling with issues of substance misuse and aggression following an abusive relationship.

“When sober and calm, she is insightful and thoughtful,” Ms Morland said. “When she is intoxicated, it is another story.”

Judge Jonathan Durham Hall activated ten months of the suspended sentence and jailed Burns for another ten months for the new offences.

The Independent

A far-right terrorist who tried to kill Muslims in a rampage the day after the Christchurch attack has been jailed for more than 18 years.

Vincent Fuller shouted “all Muslims should die, white supremacists rule” after watching a Facebook livestream broadcast by the shooter.

The 50-year-old attacked cars with non-white drivers with a baseball bat in Stanwell, Surrey, then prowled the streets armed with a knife searching for more targets.

Kingston Crown Court heard that Fuller stabbed a teenager of Bulgarian heritage as he sat in a car with friends outside Tesco, telling him: “You’re going to die.”

The attack was declared a terrorist incident by police the following day but while Fuller admitted a string of offences including attempted murder, he denied committing an act of far-right terror.

Judge Peter Lodder QC found the stabbing had a “terrorist connection” on Tuesday and jailed Fuller for 18 years and nine months.

“This was an act of attempted murder and, as I have found, this was a terrorist act,” he told the court, after finding the stabbing was motivated by white supremacy and anti-Muslim hatred.

The attack unfolded on 16 March, the day after 51 Muslims were massacred at mosques in Christchurch.

“Vincent got a bit angry about the news from New Zealand because he said, ‘it is always them, the Muslims that get looked after and get cared about’,” his girlfriend told police.

Shortly before starting his rampage, Fuller wrote a Facebook post reading: “I am English, no matter what the government say. Kill all the non-English and get them all out of England.”A second post published half an hour later afterwards added: “I agree with what that man did in New Zealand as we will not be brainwashed to this their wrong [sic].”

Prosecutors said he first attacked a neighbour’s home with a baseball bat, calling the woman of Indian descent a “black c***”.

Neighbours heard Fuller shouting “kill Muslims” and “white supremacy”, with one woman reporting he said: “All Muslims should die, white supremacists rule. I’m going to murder a Muslim.”

After the woman refused to answer her door, Fuller walked down the road attacking cars and shouting racist insults and threats at drivers.

A Facebook post made by Vincent Fuller shortly before he started his attack in Stanwell, Surrey, on 16 March 2019

“I’m going to f***ing kill you, I’m going to f***ing cut your throat you black bastard,” he shouted at one driver, before attacking an Uber driven by a Muslim man.

Fuller broke the bat after attacking several vehicles, then went back home and armed himself with a knife.

He walked towards a Tesco supermarket, where a 19-year-old Bulgarian man was in his car talking to friends.

Witnesses said they saw Fuller approaching with a 12in knife with a black blade before he asked the teenagers: “Do you want to get hurt?”

The court heard that the victim replied “what?” before Fuller told him: “You’re going to die.”

The driver attempted to start his car to escape but Fuller lunged through the open window and stabbed him in the hand and neck.

He managed to drive to a nearby McDonald’s and received first aid, before undergoing three hours of surgery.

Prosecutor Jonathan Polnay said the teenager was targeted because he has lightly-tanned skin and was sat next to a friend with a long beard.

“His conduct was motivated by racist and religious hatred, bolstered by the consumption of alcohol,” he told the court.

Vincent Fuller, 50, went on a rampage armed with a knife and baseball bat in the Surrey town of Stanwell on 16 March 2019

”His intention was to strike fear into the hearts of people he described as ‘non-English’, in particular Muslims.”

Fuller, of Viola Avenue in Stanwell, was arrested a short distance away after being Tasered by police and initially denied carrying out the attack.

He later admitted attempted murder, possession of a bladed article, affray and racially aggravated harassment, alarm or distress.

Prosecutors said he called police officers “dirty immigrant scum” while being arrested, adding: “Dirty race traitor, I hope your kids die. I hope your f***ing family die.”

Fuller added: “I hope Syrians come over and rape your children. I hope Isis comes over and rapes your children.”

The court heard that he bore animosity towards police over an investigation of allegations made by his ex-girlfriend.

The day before the attack, Fuller rejected a request to attend a voluntary interview over threatening Facebook messages, calling the officer a “little girl” and telling her to “f*** off”.

A friend who spent time with him on the morning of the attack said he was “preoccupied with the fact that the police wanted to speak to him”, and saw television news about the Christchurch attack shortly afterwards.

In a police interview, Fuller admitted watching the shooter’s video and writing the Facebook posts, but “said he was angry and did not mean it”.

A baseball bat used by Vincent Fuller, 50, to attack cars in the Surrey town of Stanwell on 16 March 2019

He tested positive for cannabis and alcohol, and told police he had downed a large bottle of cider and three cans of strong lager.

Fuller has 24 previous convictions for 59 offences, including a six-year prison sentence in 1998 for stealing handbags from elderly women.

Benjamin Waidhofer, defending, told the court on Friday that his client had no historic links to terrorism and his actions stemmed from family problems “rather than an attempt to further a cause”.

But prosecutor Jonathan Polnay said that if someone had praised the London Bridge terror attacks, said they were going to kill non-Muslims and then stabbed someone, then that would “obviously be terrorism”.

The Stanwell incident is one of several alleged terror attacks and plots inspired in part by the Christchurch shooting, which saw the perpetrator publish a lengthy manifesto detailing a theory that white people are being “replaced” by Muslims.

Brenton Tarrant has been described as a “saint” on extremist forums and cited as an inspiration by white supremacists who carried out shooting massacres in El Paso and Poway.

On Monday, the head of UK counter-terror policing revealed that security services had foiled 15 Islamist and seven far-right attacks since March 2017.

The Independent

Fuller carried out the attack the day after 51 Muslims were killed in Christchurch, New Zealand

A white supremacist who tried to kill a Bulgarian teenager in a Tesco car park has been jailed for more than 18 years.

Vincent Fuller, 50, stabbed Dimitar Mihaylov, 19, in Stanwell, Surrey, a day after a gunman attacked mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Kingston Crown Court heard Fuller, who admitted attempted murder, had set out to kill Muslims.

He had denied a terrorist motive but judge Peter Lodder QC said: “This was a terrorist act.”

BBC News