Free, the Briton Full of Hate Who Ordered a Bomb for Sharron

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Free, the Briton Full of Hate Who Ordered a Bomb for Sharron


Byline: DAVID WILLIAMS

A TERRORIST plot to send parcel bombs to sports stars in mixed-race marriages was masterminded by a British neo-Nazi.

The 26-year-old former skinhead ordered a Danish thug to select targets including former Olympic swimmer Sharron Davies.

The Briton supplied a hit list, explosive and a handgun. He was secretly recorded by police during telephone conversations discussing the plot.

Yet even though three Danish neo-Nazis were jailed by a Copenhagen court last week for posting bombs to England, the South Londoner who played the pivotal role has escaped prosecution.

Danish detectives have told the Daily Mail that they wanted to bring terrorist charges against the racist Briton, who cannot be named for legal reasons. They cannot do so because the conspiracy was hatched in Britain and there is a lack of concrete evidence in Denmark.

The Briton - a key figure in the extreme Rightwing Combat 18 group - was named as the man who supplied the addresses of targets including Sharron Davies, the former Olympic swimming medallist who is married to black athlete Derek Redmond.

Three bombs built into video cassettes destined for Britain were intercepted by detectives in the Swedish seaside city of Malmo in January after a telephone-tapping operation following a tip-off from Scotland Yard.

Police moved in and arrested neo-Nazi thug Thomas Derry Nakaba, 27, and his two accomplices Michael Volder and Nicky Steensgaard, both 21, who were last week all convicted under Danish antiterrorism laws.

Nakaba, who used the gun to shoot a policeman who tried to arrest him, was jailed for eight years and Volder and Steensgaard for three years.

At Nakaba's modern flat in the town of Nivaa, north of Copenhagen, police found a Combat 18 'hit list' of dozens of sports stars, celebrities and politicians.

Following the arrests other sports stars, such as boxer Frank Bruno, England soccer player Paul Ince and Olympic medallist Kriss Akabusi, who are in mixed marriages, were warned they could be targets.

Among others listed at Nakaba's home were MPs Peter Hain and Kate Hoey, TV presenter Denis Norden, Vanessa Redgrave, Anna Ford and Bernard Levin.

'The Briton told Nakaba that Sharron Davies was a race traitor and that she should be taught a lesson,' said Danish detective Tom Damgaard. 'In his apartment we found literature from Combat 18 in England describing exactly how a bomb could be made and how it should be sent.

Police also found dozens of Combat 18 'calling cards' with skull and crossbones and messages to be left on the crumpled bodies of their victims. …

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