Far-right fanatic admitted plan to detonate home-made bomb in London mosque in revenge for Manchester Arena attack
A FAR-right fanatic admitted plotting a suicide bomb attack on a mosque in revenge for the Manchester Arena atrocity.
Steven Bishop, 41, wanted to avenge the death of the youngest victim, eight-year-old Saffie Rose Roussos.
Bishop, who has a history of alcohol and drug addiction, used the dark web to get material for a home-made bomb that he planned to detonate at the Baitul Futuh Mosque, in Morden, South London.
Police found it at his home when they raided following a tip off.
Shaven-headed Bishop admitted at Kingston crown court having explosive substances with intent to endanger life. He faces a life sentence.
In the wake of the Manchester attack he told a Facebook friend that Saffie’s suicide bomber killer Salman Abedi was “terrorist scum”.
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He warned: “Don’t worry, something bad is going to happen soon mark my words.”
Bishop was a supporter of Standing for Britain, a right-wing group that tried to justify the Christchurch massacre carried out by Brenton Tarrant.
Prosecutor Simon Drew told an earlier hearing that Bishop, of Thornton Heath, was “dangerous and unpredictable”.
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