Jack Renshaw: Neo-Nazi paedophile who plotted to kill Labour MP jailed for life
A neo-Nazi was jailed for life today for plotting to murder his MP. White supremacist Jack Renshaw, 23, a convicted paedophile, gave a Nazi salute as he was sentenced. He had bought a 19-inch knife to kill Labour MP Rosie Cooper and a female police officer who was investigating him for child sex offences. He searched online “how long to die after jugular cut” and researched Mrs Cooper’s schedule as he planned the attack.
How was his plot foiled?
Renshaw’s plan was brought to light after a fellow member of his neo-Nazi organisation, National Front, decided to speak out. Robbie Mullen, who was becoming disillusioned with the group, was at a pub meeting when Renshaw announced his intentions in July 2017. He shared the details of the plot with campaign group Hope not Hate, who alerted police.
Renshaw had intended to murder Mrs Cooper then take hostages in a pub and demand to speak to Detective Constable Victoria Henderson. He hoped to then murder the detective and attempt “suicide by cop”. He was previously jailed last June for 16 months after he groomed two underage boys online. He also received a three-year prison sentence two months earlier for stirring up racial hatred after he called for the genocide of Jewish people.
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