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17th May 2019

Neo-Nazi paedophile Jack Renshaw jailed for at least 20 years

Wayne Farry

Renshaw threatened to kill MP Rosie Cooper

Neo-Nazi paedophile Jack Renshaw has been jailed for life with a minimum of 20 years for threatening to kill MP Rosie Cooper.

The 23-year-old Renshaw, from Skelmersdale in Lancashire, pleaded guilty to the charges, following a police investigation into a plot to murder Labour MP Rosie Cooper. He bought a knife to kill the politician and threatened a police officer.

Renshaw was also convicted of inciting racial hatred in speeches given in 2016.

He is believed to have raised his arm in what appeared to be a Nazi salute as he was taken away.

Renshaw’s plot was foiled after he announced his plan to murder Cooper at a meeting in a pub among National Action members.

The man who reported the plot, Robbie Mullen, has since spoken for Hope Not Hate about the difficulty in leaving theĀ far-right neo-Nazi terrorist organisation.

Mullen admitted that the decision had changed his life but that he felt he “had no other choice”.

In a victim impact statement read aloud at the Old Bailey during Friday’s sentencing hearing, Rosie Cooper said the threat to her life had felt like “something out of a horror movie”.

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