Teenage Neo-Nazi convicted of possessing synagogue attack plan

29 Apr 2024 11:40 AM

A teenager who shared extreme right-wing videos, possessed bomb instruction manuals and plans for an attack on a synagogue has been found guilty of terrorism offences.

Mason Reynolds, 19, from Brighton who held neo-Nazi views and praised attacks by far-right terrorists, faced one charge of possession of an article connected with the preparation of an act of terrorism.

Reynolds created a note detailing a plan to attack a Synagogue in Hove.

Following a police search of his home, various devices were found which had been used to store or share material, including an iPhone and USB drives.

He was also found to be the administrator of a Telegram channel which shared far right extremist, antisemitic and racist views, as well as manuals on bomb building and how to 3D print firearms.

Recently, Friday, 26 April 2024, Reynolds was found guilty at Winchester Crown Court.

Reynolds had previously pleaded guilty to five offences of possessing information which may be useful to a terrorist and five offences of disseminating terrorist publications. 

The prosecution followed an investigation by Counter Terrorism Policing South East (CTPSE).

Nick Price, Head of the CPS Counter Terrorism and Special Crime Division recently said:

“Mason Reynolds sought to spread hate and encourage acts of terrorism.

“Today’s guilty verdict, along with his earlier guilty pleas, show that he not only held neo-Nazi beliefs but wanted to act on them to cause pain and suffering, which fortunately has been prevented and the public protected due to the work of the policing and prosecution team.”

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