Nelson man jailed for possessing far right wing material including 'terrorist handbook'
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Conrad Howarth (41), of Pinfold Place, Nelson, appeared at Manchester Crown Court on Tuesday where he was jailed for four-and-a-half years.
Howarth pleaded guilty to a section 58 of the Terrorism Act 2000 offence, which criminalises "collecting, recording, possessing or viewing by way of the internet, information likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism".
He also pleaded guilty to possessing extreme pornography relating to an image found on a laptop seized from his home.
Det, Chief Insp. Clare Devlin, of Counter Terrorism Policing North West, said: "The evidence seized in this investigation was concerning and demonstrated Howarth's obsession with far right wing ideologies.
"[Tuesday's] verdict sends the message that right-wing terrorism will not be tolerated and perpetrators will face the consequences of their actions."