An alleged far-right extremist accused of threatening to kill people attending a gay pride event has denied preparing terror acts in court.
Ethan Stables, 19, did admit to possession of explosives under suspicious circumstances when he appeared for a hearing a Leeds Crown Court yesterday.
Stables, from Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, also pleaded guilty to four counts of possessing information likely to be useful to people preparing or committing acts of terrorism.
An alleged far-right extremist accused of threatening to kill people attending a gay pride event as denied preparing terror acts in court (stock image)
But the unemployed teenager did deny charges of preparation of terrorist acts and making a threat to kill.
Stables is alleged to have threatened to ‘kill persons attending a Pride Night event at a public house in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria’ back in June.
It is alleged he made the threat to members of a Facebook chat group called ‘National Socialists Union standing against New World Order’.
Stables is also accused of ‘collecting information about the New Empire Public House in Barrow-in-Furness, including the taking of photographs’.
He faces a charges of preparation of terrorist acts has nine separate elements.
Another alleges that he told a Facebook chat group about ‘his willingness and intention to attack and kill persons attending a Pride Night at the New Empire Public House in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria’ on June 23.
Stables allegedly carried out internet searches and videos of ‘extreme violence, torture, executions and other terrorist acts including killing sprees, rampage killers and mass murder’.
He also allegedly bought ‘a number of weapons including a machete, an axe, three knives, a Kendo stick and a wooden practice sword’ online.
Judge Peter Collier QC remanded him in custody and said he will go on trial in Leeds on January 22.
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