Andrew Leek said he plans to “destroy Muslim children an hour before his firebomb attack in Dover, as it turned out, amid ongoing questions about why this took police so long treat incident as terrorism.
In his final A tweet before the attack, the 66-year-old Leak said: “We will destroy them Muslims. children [they] now our goal. And there [sic] disgusting women Mothers will be targeted and sisters will be burned alive.”
It was posted at 10:22 on Sunday. An hour later, at about 11:20 a.m., Leek was photographed releasing a plastic bottle taped to a lit firework. on Western Jet Foil in Dover harbor where dozens of people who crossed the English Channel in small the boats were waiting to be processed by border guard officers.
Two people were injured in in attack involving three incendiary bombs. The leak was found dead minutes later at the nearest gas station.
leek final the tweet has been exposed in archive of his social media messages compiled by the anti-fascist charity Hope Not Hate before they were deleted.
Counterterrorism police said on Tuesday they were investigating the incident after numerous calls. for consider it as an act of terror.
Facebook post in October last yearLeak said he wrote government warning: “I will put an end to illegal immigration to this country within one year from a French boat side”. He later tweeted: “We will stop these boats.”
Archive also showed that he was active follower of groups that campaign against Channel crossing through filming and stalking people how are they arrive in lifeboats.
His social media history showed that his anti-migration views attracted on conspiracy theories. In September, he tweeted an anti-immigration group Migration Watch UK states: “All these boats made in same place at UN Pier 52.
He often expressed support for Tommy Robinson, Founder of English Defense League, whose real My name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon. In July, Leak tweeted: “Tommy Robinson is trending because he was right about grooming/rape/pedophile gangs. in Telford.
In May this year, a leak retweeted posts regarding campaign against accommodation for asylum seekers at RAF base in linton-on-Uz, a campaign promoted by Patriotic Alternative, the most active fascist group.
Patrick Hermansson, senior fellow at Hope Not Hate, said: current hostile climate against migrants and harsh focus on Channel crossings and migrant accommodation government, media and the far right theme, which runs through leak messages.
Archive “Hope, Not Hate” of Leaked tweets show extensive interaction with anti-immigrant activists … and praised former EDL leader Tommy Robinson.”
On Monday, Edward Biggs, Labor Councilor, in whose parish the scene is located. of the attack called on the police treat it’s like terrorism. Shadow in the House of Commons home secretary, Yvette Cooper, asked if counterterrorism officers were investigating the incident. “It does not make sense for they shouldn’t be,” she said.
On Tuesday evening, Cooper tweeted: “I asked home secretary why counter-terror police and anti-extremism units were not involved in investigation of terrible attack in Dover. She didn’t answer. Considering further information appearing today, I remain very concerned it didn’t happen right away.”
former shadow home secretary Diane Abbott tweeted: “That man who firebomb The Dover Migrant Center had ties to the extreme right. So why did it take two days to transfer the investigation to the counterparty?terror police?”