Man admits plot to murder Lancashire MP

An alleged National Action member has admitted plotting to murder a Lancashire MP.

Tuesday, 12th June 2018, 1:04 pm
Updated Tuesday, 19th June 2018, 5:49 pm
West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper

Jack Renshaw, 23, of Skelmersdale, bought a Gladius Machete to kill West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper last summer.

On the opening day of his trial, Renshaw pleaded guilty to preparing acts of terrorism as well as making a threat to kill police officer Victoria Henderson.

Judge Mr Justice Jay directed the jury to deliver a formal guilty verdict on the first two charges Renshaw faces.

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He is on trial alongside Christopher Lythgoe, 32, from Warrington, who denies giving Renshaw permission to murder Ms Cooper on behalf of National Action on July 1 last year.

The pair, along with Garron Helm, 24, of Seaforth, Merseyside, Matthew Hankinson, 24, of Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside, Andrew Clarke, 33, and Michal Trubini, 35, both of Warrington, also deny membership of the banned far right group.