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Nazi pipe bomb maker jailed for three years

by Viv Smith
Issue No. 2190

Darren Lee Tinklin from Blackwood in Wales, was jailed for three years this week for making a pipe bomb and improvised firearm.

When searching Tinklin’s home in October 2009, police found a range of Nazi items including clothing with Nazi symbols and slogans, photographs of Tinklin posing with others in front of a “Blood and Honour” flag, a leaflet on Holocaust denial and a book on Hitler’s policies.

This is not an isolated incident.

Earlier this year BNP member Terrance Gavan was jailed for 11 years on explosives and terrorism charges. Police found letters and documents from the BNP to Gavan on searching his home.

Two years ago BNP candidate Robert Cottage was jailed for building up an arsenal of illegal explosive chemicals.

Just over ten years ago former BNP steward David Copeland murdered three people in his nail bomb campaign across London.

Weyman Bennett from Unite Against Fascism said, “These incidents show why we say the BNP is not a legitimate democratic party. There is a direct line between acts of violence and Nick Griffin's politics of hate. That is why we need to take a stand against the BNP and drive


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