North-east man Connor Ward convicted of planning terror attacks

A neo nazi who acquired components for potential bombs and who kept a list of North-east mosque addresses is behind bars today after being convicted of planning terror attacks.

Connor Ward, 25, from Banff, had denied breaching the Terrorism Act and faced trial at the High Court in Edinburgh charged with conduct which showed his intention to commit acts of terrorism.

The court heard how the fascist acquired an arms cache which included a stun gun, hundreds of knuckle dusters, knives and metal bars.

Ward, who was previously jailed for three years in 2012 for possessing an explosive substance, also acquired a number of deactivated bullets.

The court heard the ammo could have been reactivated for use in a firearm.

Ward, a former psychiatric patient, claimed he was suffering from mental illness at the time he downloaded the documents.

He said that he acquired the files because he believed the world was going to end in 2012 and he wanted to survive the apocalypse.

But today, jurors refused to believe Ward’s claims and returned verdicts of guilty to two charges of breaching the Terrorism Act 2000 and the Terrorism Act 2006.

Ward is expected to be sentenced at the High Court in Glasgow on April 11.

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Source:: Evening Express – All articles

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