The murderer of former MP Jo Cox was a student of far-right politics including the KKK and neo-Nazi movements, a court heard today.
Thomas Mair is currently on trial for the murder of the former Labour MP.
The trial is currently taking place at the Old Bailey, where he is accused of Jo Cox’s murder, possession of a firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence, possession of an offensive weapon and causing grievous bodily harm with intent to by-stander Bernard Carter-Kenny, who tried to help Ms Cox before she was murdered.
The jury was also told that Mair also repeatedly shouted the phrases ‘Britain First’ shouted during his assault.
Thomas Mair: "Britain First, this is for Britain, Britain will always come first" and "Keep Britain Independent"
— Tristan Kirk (@kirkkorner) November 14, 2016
There was also a suggestion that William Hague, another supporter for remaining within the EU, was a target. Mair had also looked up his details alongside that of Jo Cox.
The prosecution told jurors that Thomas Mair had “planned the attack in advance” and was motivated by his “strong political and ideological interests”.
Mair denies the charges against him.
The trial continues