A young Polish neo-Nazi who said he wanted to carry out a large-scale attack in the UK was sentenced on Friday to four years in prison by a British court for possession of terrorist material.
London’s Metropolitan police said they seized Jacek Tchorzewski’s mobile phone in Luton airport in February as he was about to board a flight to Poland and discovered manuals for making bombs and guns, as well as neo-Nazi documents glorifying Hitler and Satanism. His phone also contained photos with another Polish neo-Nazi, Oskar Dunn-Koczorowsk, who voiced support for far-right terrorist Anders Breivik and called for the ethnic cleansing of Albanians.
Dunn-Kozorowski was jailed earlier this year for encouraging terrorism online.
Tchorzewski and Dunn-Kozorowski both have links to the Sonnenkrieg Division, a U.K. neo-Nazi group whose self-declared aim is to overthrow the current political system.
In a recording presented to the court, Tchorzewski said he “dreamed” of “planning some terrorist actions” and importing Balkan weapons and chemicals from Germany.
According to Judge Anuja Dhir, Tchorzewski, had a “keen interest in weaponry and explosives websites” and held “far-right extremist views”, labelling him an “offender of particular concern”.
“Tchorzewski’s obsession with neo-Nazism, terrorism, and armaments was not innocent curiosity,” said Richard Smith, head of the counterterrorism department of London police, in a statement.
“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-Kozorowski, that his mindset was one of violence and hatred towards communities other than his own.”
In a “chilling” note found in his prison cell, Tchorzewski said he to “cover the streets of London with blood,” said Judge Anuja Dhir who sentenced him to four years in prison.