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BNP candidate faces explosives trial

by Charlie Kimber
Issue No. 2037

What ought to be a high-profile trial concerning explosives and a massive haul of chemicals begins tomorrow (Monday). It will be interesting to see how the media handle it.

David Jackson, 62, of Trent Road, Nelson, is charged with possessing an explosive substance for an unlawful purpose. He is charged alongside 49-year-old Robert Cottage, of Talbot Street, Colne.

The pair are set to appear before Mr Justice Beatson at Manchester Crown Court.

Police found rocket launchers, chemicals, British National Party literature and a nuclear or biological suit at Jackson’s home last October.

This came shortly after the force recovered 22 chemical components from Cottage’s home.

The haul is thought to be the largest ever found at a house in Britain.

Cottage stood as a BNP candidate in local elections at Colne last May.

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Sat 10 Feb 2007, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 2037
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