A schoolboy has become the UK’s youngest terrorist after admitting offences from as young as 13, including masterminding a British far-right extremist cell from his grandmother’s cottage. The child – who told investigators he was just trying to ‘look cool’ – ran the UK branch of the Feuerkrieg Division until July 2019. Counter-terror police learned of a British-based FKD ‘unit’ operating on the internet and launched a huge investigation to find out who was in the cell. Against the backdrop of Met assistant commissioner Neil Basu’s insisting far-right terror was Britain’s fastest growing threat, they managed to dismantle the network. Then after learning of the chatter between members they raided the cottage in Cornwall, worried the teenager could be building a weapon. Instead they found a computer and mobile packed with far-right material, a nazi flag and the extremist codes ’14’ and 88′, which are codes for Heil Hitler, due to the numbers corresponding alphabet letters, painted on his grandmother’s shed. He was a little older than the founder of the global group, who was just 14 and from Estonia. At the Old Bailey today via video-link – alongside his supportive grandmother – he admitted 10 counts of possessing terrorist documents and two counts… Read full this story
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