The teenager is said to have praised Hitler and who allegedly thought he was part of of a race war against “totalitarian” liberal democracy is gone on accused of preparing for commit terrorist act.
Luke Skelton, 18, is said to have worn out “enemy intelligence” of Fort Banks Police Station in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Skelton denies preparing for commit valid of college terrorism student BTec study in information technology.
The prosecuting attorney, Nicholas de la Poère, QC, told a jury at Teesside Crown Court. on Evidence emerged Tuesday that Skelton ran the internet research three police stations in Newcastle going physically one where is he took Photo.
“These were not photographs. of tourist admiring architecture. The version of the prosecution is that there were many more the sinister purpose of what Luke Skelton was doing that day.”
De la Poer said that Skelton went because “he had a plan. His plan was to commit Act of terrorism”.
Skelton drove 10 miles from his home in Washington, Tyne and Wear to carry out “enemy intelligence” on police station,” the prosecutor said.
He said there was evidence that Skelton believed in a far-right ideology that was racist, sexist, antisemitic and Islamophobic. Skelton praised Hitler and approved of in attack white supremacist Brenton Tarrant on mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, in which 51 people were killed, De la Poer said.
De la Port said that Skelton was not in dock for simply holding these views, but “how result of these views, say the prosecution, he decided to act, he began to prepare.
The prosecution said the jury would see copies of notes, messages, and a “draft manifesto” prepared by Skelton.
One note was said to echo key elements of manifesto written and sent by Norwegian far-right terrorist Anders Breivik who killed 77 people in 2011.
“It’s clear, we claim that Luke Skelton considers himself engaged in a race war,” the prosecutor said. “The note is clearly meant to be read after Luke Skelton does something. He states that the purpose of in final note to clarify reasoning for why I took these actions to hasten the coming collapse and race war. Luke Skelton expects war lead to people dying in there are thousands of them.
“Hope,” he expresses, “that his act will spark for that war.”
Another note written in 2019 as jury heard showed Skelton view was that “21st century Britain is a totalitarian state and it back in an era when everything was better. Namely 1900.
It was time, said De la Poer, when the racial profile of the country was less diverse, women could not vote and Britain was powerful empire.
Internet searches allegedly carried out by Skelton made included how make dynamite and how make napalm.
Skelton is said to have loaded material who glorified killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Another downloaded video called Jewbusters contained footage of Hitler with music From the movie Ghostbusters.
Jurors will hear evidence of threatening messages he sent on Discord social media Platform. AT one is he posted reference to transvestite show and said, “I’ve got a fucking goal.”
De la Poer said the prosecution did not claim that Skelton specifically intended attack transvestite. Instead, “that was what he said he was going to do. Then he said he wouldn’t do it since that was what he said openly on Discord.”
Skelton was sent by guards lead in his college to the Prevent program aimed at deradicalization people. The court heard that Skelton had eight sessions before he turned 18 and retired from the service.
The trial continues.