Man admits planning to murder MP

Category : UK News
Updated On : June 12, 2018 11:31 PM
By Indian Times Daily

An alleged member of banned far-right group National Action has admitted planning to murder MP Rosie Cooper.

Jack Renshaw, 23, of Skelmersdale, Lancashire, pleaded guilty to preparing an act of terrorism by buying a machete with the intention of killing the Labour MP for West Lancashire.

He is among six men who deny being members of a proscribed organisation. The Old Bailey jury was told National Action was a "neo-Nazi group" which in 2016 supported the murder of MP Jo Cox.

Renshaw has also admitted making a threat to kill police officer Victoria Henderson. He had previously denied the two charges, but changed his pleas on the first day of his trial.

The other men on trial are: Matthew Hankinson, 24, from Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside; Andrew Clarke, 33, from Prescot, Merseyside; Christopher Lythgoe, 32, and Michal Trubini, 35, both from Warrington, and Garron Helm, 24, from Seaforth, Merseyside.

Mr Lythgoe also denies encouragement to murder by allegedly giving Renshaw permission to murder Ms Cooper on behalf of the group.

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