A NEO-Nazi from Warrington has appeared in court accused of plotting to murder Labour MP Rosie Cooper with a machete.
A total of six men, three from Warrington, appeared in court charged with being members of banned Neo-Nazi terror group National Action.
A 22-year-old man from Lancashire, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is charged with intending to commit acts of terrorism and threats to kill a policewoman.
Alleged National Action leader Christopher Lythgoe, 31, of Warrington, is charged with encouraging the 22-year-old to commit murder.
Altogether, six men appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court, all accused of belonging to the banned far-right group National Action.
All six men have indicated, through lawyers, they are to plead not guilty.
The six men are:
- Christopher Lythgoe, 31, of Warrington, Cheshire
- A 22-year-old man, of Lancashire
- Garron Helm, 24, of Seaforth, Merseyside
- Matthew Hankinson, 23, of Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside
- Andrew Clarke, 33, of Warrington
- Michael Trubini, 35, of Warrington
The 22-year-old man is alleged to have bought a Gladius Machete between 5 June and 3 July, for the purposes of murdering West Lancashire MP Ms Cooper.
All six men were remanded in custody until a pre-trial hearing takes place at the Old Bailey on November 3
The charges follow a number of raids across England and Wales by counter-terrorism officers as part of a national investigation into National Action.
In December last year, National Action became the first far-right group to be banned in the UK.