Right-wing extremist, 18, who was obsessed with neo-Nazis is jailed for four years for planning terrorist act after anti-terror officers nabbed him as he was boarding a flight to Poland
- Jacek Tchorzewski, 18, built up a cache of terrorist manuals and firearms guides
- The teenager, of Buckinghamshire, was arrested on February 20 earlier this year
- Police found a range of documents for planning attack when electronics seized
- He made no reaction when told he was to be jailed for four years at Old Bailey
Jacek Tchorzewski, 18, of High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, made no reaction when told he was jailed for four years, with a year on extended licence, answering simply ‘yes’ when asked if he understood the sentence
A Nazi-obsessed teenager who said it was his dream to plan a terror attack and vowed to fill London’s streets with blood has been jailed for four years.
Jacek Tchorzewski built up a cache of terrorist manuals and guides for homemade firearms, and had an interest in Satanism and occult practices.
The 18-year-old, of High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, was caught with a range of documents for planning an attack when his electronics were seized on February 20 this year as he was about to board a plane to Poland.
Sentencing him to four years behind bars on Friday Judge Anuja Dhir QC said: ‘They (the prosecutors) say that the examination of your devices revealed that you are a deeply entrenched neo-Nazi with an interest in Satanism and occult practices.’
The dark-haired, lightly-bearded and bespectacled defendant stood in the dock wearing a shirt and tie as he was jailed.
In June, Tchorzewski admitted 10 counts of possession of documents containing information of use to a terrorist.
Ms Dhir said the following month a ‘chilling’ handwritten note found in his prison cell read: ‘Let’s fill our hearts with terror. And London’s streets with blood.’
Prosecutor Naomi Parsons told the court at the Old Bailey: ‘He has an obsession, admiration for Nazis, neo-Nazis, far right extremists, far right murderers.’
Among the PDFs found on his hard drive were the FM 5-31 Army Field Manual and Expedient Homemade Firearms Vol II. He also had The Big Book Of Mischief, The Infection Cookbook and The Terrorist’s Handbook, as well as how-to guides for building his own weapons, including a ‘zip gun’ – a firearm made from welded pipes.
Other guides in his possession contained instructions for making a pistol out of sheet metal and a silencer made from a plastic bottle.
It was also found that Tchorzewski (right) was good friends with Oskar Dunn-Koczorowski (left), who had been convicted of terrorism offences months earlier
The Polish national who had stayed with his mother in the UK had also professed that it was his dream to ‘plan some terrorism’.
The court heard that he said: ‘I just wanna…I had this stupid plan, when I would meet up with someone, we would live off grid…and plan some terrorism.’
He went on: ‘We would import guns from Balkans, chemistry from Germany…yeah, that’s my dream.’
The court heard that a forensic psychologist’s report showed Tchorzewski has some autism spectrum disorder traits and ‘may have an emerging personality disorder’.
He made no reaction when told he was jailed for four years, with a year on extended licence, answering simply ‘yes’ when asked if he understood the sentence.
Jenny Hopkins from the Crown Prosecution Service said: ‘It is worrying that someone this young chose to become a neo-Nazi and download terrorist how-to guides.
‘Let me be clear, possessing terrorist material is a criminal offence and, like Jacek Tchorzewski, people who do so risk going to prison.’
The Metropolitan Police led the investigation despite the defendant living in the Thames Valley.
A spokesman for the force said that Tchorzewski had amassed a plethora of guides on terrorism, bomb-making and gun production.
‘Officers from the ERSOU CTP stopped Tchorzewski at Luton Airport on Wednesday, February 20 before he could board a flight to Poland,’ the spokesman said.
Using powers under Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000, they searched him and seized his mobile phone.
Examination of this phone revealed Tchorzewski had saved a number of documents that were in breach of the Terrorism Act 2000, and so detectives arrested him on suspicion of terrorism offences.
In June Tchorzewski admitted 10 counts of possession of documents containing information of use to a terrorist (pictured, the Old Bailey where he was sentenced)
The spokesman said: ‘Digital forensic experts further examined Tchorzewski’s phone and unearthed a wider cache of terrorist documents and guidance on developing viable bombs and guns.
‘The forensic specialists also found Tchorzewski had downloaded an array of extreme right-wing material which praised Hitler, neo-Nazism and Satanism. The documents featured anti-Semitic sentiments and even called for genocide.
‘It was also apparent that Tchorzewski was a close associate of Oskar Dunn-Koczorowski, who had been convicted of terrorism offences months earlier after police in Counter Terrorism Policing North East identified he had been encouraging terrorism on a neo-Nazi group’s social media account,’ the spokesman added.
‘Tchorzewski’s phone contained a number of pictures of him and Dunn-Koczorowski posing with a Nazi flag and giving Nazi salutes.’
Dunn-Koczorowski was jailed alongside Michal Szewczuk, 19, earlier this year after the pair took to online chatrooms to share violent far-right posts, including swastikas and Nazi ‘black sun’ flags, while Szewczuk created an image of Harry with a pistol to his head against a blood-spattered background.
Commander Richard Smith, head of the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command, said: ‘Tchorzewski’s obsession with neo-Nazism, terrorism and weaponry was not harmless curiosity.
‘It was clear from the sheer quantity of terrorist material and neo-Nazi propaganda on Tchorzewski’s devices and his friendship with Dunn-Koczorowski, that his mindset was one of violence and hatred towards communities other than his own.
‘The guides Tchorzewski had collected would provide someone, with the right materials, sufficient guidance to make viable explosives and firearms, capable of causing death or serious injury.
‘This case is a reminder that police are working with determination to stop terrorists whatever their toxic ideology. Extreme right-wing cases like this one increasingly contribute to the overall number of counter terrorism investigations nationally and we are seeing more people of extreme right-wing mindset referred to Prevent.
‘I urge anyone with concerns that an individual may be involved in extreme right-wing activity to report their concerns to police.’
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