'Far-right extremist' due to face terror charges

Ethan Stables allegedly made the threats on Facebook

Ethan Stables allegedly made the threats on Facebook

Monday, January 22, 2018

An alleged far-right extremist faces trial today, accused of threatening to kill people who went to a gay pride event.

Ethan Stables, from Barrow, is due to appear at Leeds Crown Court this afternoon (January 22).

It is claimed that Stables posted messages on a Facebook page entitled National Socialists Union Standing Against New World Order.

The messages allegedly contained a threat to “slaughter" those who attended a Pride Night event being held at a pub in Barrow.

It is also alleged that Stables carried out reconnaisance on the pub and searched the internet for information on explosives.

At an earlier hearing, Stables admitted possessing an explosive under suspicious circumstances and possessing information likely to be useful to people preparing or committing acts of terrorism.

Despite these confessions, he has denied preparing terrorist acts and threatening to kill the gay pride revellers, according to the North West Evening Mail.