Far-Right extremists ‘are plotting spectacular terrorist attack in UK’, police warn
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Neo-Nazis are plotting a ‘spectacular’ terrorist attack on Britain to fuel racial tension, Scotland Yard’s counter-terrorism officers fear.
Senior officers have increased their surveillance of suspects to monitor their ability to carry out a deadly attack designed to cause a ‘breakdown in community cohesion’.
The chilling warning comes after last month’s startling gains by the BNP in the local and European elections which many fear may ‘embolden’ violent Far-Right extremists.
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Commander Shaun Sawyer, from the Met’s specialist operations wing said: ‘I fear that they will have a spectacular …
‘They will carry out an attack that will lead to a loss of life or injury to a community somewhere. They’re not choosy about which community.’
His comments came after Commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson asked officers to examine what effect the recession could have on far-right violence.
This article was posted: Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at 4:17 am