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Neo Nazi boy, 15, sprayed girls in terrifying random attacks

The boy appeared at the Old Bailey for sentencing (Nick Ansell/PA) (PA Archive)
The boy appeared at the Old Bailey for sentencing (Nick Ansell/PA) (PA Archive)

A teenage neo-Nazi obsessed with death filmed himself assaulting three teenage girls by spraying them with liquid in terrifying random attacks, a court has heard.

The boy was just 14 when he threw a mystery liquid at two girls as they sat enjoying the sunshine in a south-west London park on May 18 last year.

He carried out a similar attack eight days later, targeting a girl as she walked to a study session for her GCSE exams.

The Old Bailey heard the attacks were inspired the boy’s rapid descent into far right extremist ideology, and a dark trend with a group called the “Maniac Murder Club” for random violent attacks on strangers.

Police found videos of the attacks on the boy’s phone and computer, including edited versions with a Swastika added, Russian language commentary, and a death metal soundtrack.

Officers also found a vast amount of far right extremist material, including videos of executions, torture, rape, mutilation, and extreme violence.

He wrote about wanting a race war and the eradication of 60 per cent of the world’s population to leave only white people.

The boy had also collected BB gun parts, Nazi fridge magnets and badges, and a rubber gas mask, and used an alias online which included the Nazi code 1488 – a reference to Adolf Hitler.

Mr Justice Jeremy Baker sentenced the boy, now 15, on Friday to a three-year youth rehabilitation order, putting him under “intense” surveillance and supervision for the rest of his childhood.

The court heard the boy was wearing a blue surgical face mask when he carried out the first random attack on two girls as they sat together on the grass in a park.

He is heard breathing heavily in the 24-second clip he made himself, running up to the victims and spraying a liquid at one of the girls in an attempt to hit her face.

“He started sprinting towards us, and I remember looking at his hands to see if he had a knife”, said one of the girls.

“He approached me as I was still sitting cross-legged. He pushed me with one continous push, I heard a continuous spraying noise, and closed my eyes as I realsied he was spraying me with something.

“My first reaction was it was acid, as I had heard about a lot of attacks on the news.”

The boy – who cannot be named - fled from the girls as they fought back, and the victims were able to wipe away the liquid without any lasting damage.

“I remember thinking it was a pepper spray attack or something similar”, said the second girl. “He was aiming something at her eyes.”

The second attack happened on May 26 last year, when the boy – again masked and filming himself – targeted a 16-year-old girl on her walk to a study session ahead of one of her GCSE exams.

The boy is breathing heavily as he approachs the girl who is walking along a path looking at her phone with earphones in.

“I didn’t say anything, nor did her, and all of a sudden I saw and felt a clear mist-like spray on my face”, she said.

“It sounded like an aerosol, the spray landed on my face and neck, it felt cold, I tried not to breath in and closed my eyes.”

The girl said she ran away screaming, and was helped by passersby who poured water over her head and took her to hospital.

She said her remaining GCSE exams were affected, and she has been left with a lasting fear of being in public alone.

“I am constantly worried that people I come across are him or related to him”, she said.

The court heard of the boy’s deep-seated hatred of homosexuality and non-white races.

In an unsent Telegram message, he said the ideology he most closely identifies with is National Socialism, and he would “prefer to live in a white society”.

“I think most of the people, maybe somewher around 60 per cent, are sh*t and should be dead”, he wrote. “They are stupid and they are all so closed-minded.”

The boy pleaded guilty to three charges of battery, possessing a bomb-making manual, and dissemination of a terrorist publication on the basis of recklessness.

The youth, from Isleworth, south-west London, also admitted having extreme pornography involving animals.

Passing sentence, the judge said the boy had expressed views of “wanting as many people as possible to die”, adding that a probation officer had concluded he “continues to be obsessed with death and believ you have been created for a special purpose, namely to purify the world by killing the majority of the population”.

The boy is now taking medication for paranoid schizophrenia and has been in fulltime education while in local authority custody awaiting the outcome of his case.

He was ordered to carry out 180 hours of an extended activity requirement as part of the sentence, and will be under a 9pm to 6am curfew as well as curbs on his use of the internet.