A Nazi fanatic with a terrorist’s armoury in his flat was preparing to wage a race war to stop Britain becoming a multi-ethnic society, a court heard today. Martyn Gilleard, 31, was a white supremacist who idolised Adolf Hitler and urged sympathisers to “stop talking and act” or the “purity of the white race will be lost forever”.
When police raided his flat they found a terrifying arsenal of weapons, including four nail bombs hidden under his bed, bullets and an assortment of bladed weapons including swords, knives and a machete, Leeds Crown Court heard. They also discovered DIY bomb manuals, a guide to how to make your own sub-machine gun and internet instructions on “how to assassinate people and get away with it by using poison”.
Detectives found a document in his flat which was a “blueprint” for the formation of an extremist group with its own “mobile strike force”. In a notebook they found a speech aimed at racist sympathisers. He wrote: “Be under no illusions, we are at war. It’s a war we are badly losing. I am sick and tired of hearing nationalists talking of killing Muslims, blowing up mosques and fighting back only to see these acts of resistance fail. The time has come to stop the talking and start to act.”