'Ginger extremist' guilty of plotting terrorist attacks

2015-09-22 20:57
Prince Charles, Prince of Wales. (Chris Jackson, AFP)

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales. (Chris Jackson, AFP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

London - A British court on Tuesday convicted a man dubbed a "ginger extremist" of plotting a chemical attack and planning to kill Prince Charles to pave the way for ginger-haired Prince Harry to become king.

Mark Colborne, 37, an self-confessed admirer of Norwegian mass-murderer Anders Breivik, said he planned to carry out an attack "for the Aryan people".

He was convicted of preparing terrorist acts on Tuesday, after a jury had failed to reach a verdict in May.

Prosecutors cited evidence from Colborne's diary in which he said he planned to use a sniper rifle to kill Prince Charles.

He also acquired chemicals, dust masks, funnels, syringes and gloves that he planned to use in a cyanide attack, prosecutors said.

Colborne denied the terrorism charges and told the court his diary notes about his plans were "angry rants" that he wrote while skipping his medication for depression.

The court heard that Colborne felt he was "marginalised" as a white, ginger-haired man.

He wrote in his diary that he wanted to become a "military terrorist" and "strike at the hearts of the dark-haired, dark-eyed Caucasian race", the BBC reported earlier.

Read more on:    uk

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.