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Homophobic neo-Nazi to be sentenced after planning to attack gay pride event

Ethan Stables intended to kill all the people at the event

2018-05-30

A homophobic neo-Nazi who planned to carry out an attack a gay pride night is to be sentenced.

Ethan Stables was arrested by armed police as he made a last visit to the pub New Empire in his hometown of Barrow-in-Furness, in Cumbria, last summer.

Officers discovered Stables had kept a machete, an axe and knives at his home which he was allegedly going to use to carry out the attack.

Stables was furious when he learnt the pub was planning to host a gay pride event and posting on far-right pages, he said he was “going to war” and wanted to “slaughter every single one of the gay bastards”.

During a trial at Leeds Crown Court, the then 20-year-old was convicted of preparing an act of terrorism, making threats to kill and possessing an explosive substance in suspicious circumstances, the North West Evening Mail reported.

Police also found he researched firearms and had looked into methods for making a bomb.

Jurors were told Stables, who had been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, promoted homophobic, racist and Nazi views.

He allegedly wrote his hatred for Muslims and Jews with a WhatsApp reading: “My country is being raped.

“I might just become a skinhead and kill people.”

 Stables is set to be sentenced at Leeds Crown Court this morning (May 30).