Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

A 'Ginger Extremist' Wanted To Launch A Terror Attack To Make Prince Harry King

rexfeatures_4770486cc.jpg

Just let that headline sink on.

A ginger man, named Mark Colborne, who could also fairly accurately be described as a ‘Ginger Extremist’ apparently plotted to assassinate Prince Charles and Prince William so that ginger-haired Prince Harry could take the throne.

It’s an assassination attempt even more ludicrous than those seen in Game of Thrones, but life is often stranger than fiction.

Colborne reportedly felt alienated due to his white skin and ginger hair and believed that the attack would be “for the Aryan people.”

According to notes found in his diary, the foiled assassin empathised with Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik and planned to kill Prince Charles using a high powered “silent” sniper rifle.

Along with his handwritten terror plans he also bought the ingredients for cyanide, stockpiled dust masks, metal filter funnels, syringes and latex gloves.

Colborne was caught in June last year after his brother uncovered his stash and papers detailing his racial hatred in his bedroom at their family home in Southampton.

It was revealed that Colborne had written the following his diary:

"I’m looking for major retribution, a mass terrorist attack which will bring to the attention our pain, not just mine but my brothers around the world. I don’t want to be a serial killer. I’m more of an Anders Breivik. I have left potential targets open.

"I was waiting for an opportunity to kill one of them. Let it be Prince Charles which would be good. Take up a good position and put a bullet in Charles’s head. He is protected but not too protected. I would sacrifice my life for that one shot. Kill Charles and William and Harry become king. Kill the tyrants."

During his retrial at the Old Bailey after an earlier jury failed to reach a verdict in May, Colborne was found guilty of preparing terrorist acts after 14 hours of deliberation from the jury.

Although the jury rejected the allegations that he would have actually carried out his attack. Judge John Bevan QC adjourned sentencing to Tuesday November 3, commenting that it was a ‘very strange case,’ involving a ‘very strange person.’

We agree.

Related

rexfeatures_5041666ad.jpg

ISIS Terror Plot To Kill The Queen In London

Ice_Cube.jpg

Idiotic EDL Supporters Think Ice Cube Is An ISIS Soldier

rexfeatures_4938431d.jpg

MI5 Boss Warns UK Terror Risk Is Greater Than Ever And Could Get Worse

More

Man caught trying to smuggle king cobras in a Pringle can

Imagine being the guy that discovered them

by Gary Ogden
27 Jul 2017

Right-wing commentator gets beautifully schooled by historian

This is quite glorious

by Emily Reynolds
27 Jul 2017

Here's how to get paid to go on holiday, and anyone can do it

Nobody likes paying for flights, so don't

by Gary Ogden
27 Jul 2017

This website shows you what it's like to be dyslexic

Turns out it's quite difficult to read

by Gary Ogden
27 Jul 2017

This is what the state of your office desk says about you

Are you more messy or minimalist?

by Emily Reynolds
27 Jul 2017

These are the funniest words in the English language

Get your boobies and willies out, it's gonna be a honker!

by Gary Ogden
27 Jul 2017

The best reactions to Donald Trump's outrageous transgender ban

Celebrities, politicians, activists & citizens join the condemnation

by Emily Reynolds
27 Jul 2017

These are THE most annoying buzzwords people use in the office

What's your most hated bit of office slang?

by Alex Finnis
27 Jul 2017

Science days drinking improves your memory (sort of)

Students have been doing it right all along

by Matt Tate
26 Jul 2017

Check out this granddad's amazing emoji cheat-sheet

Well done Mr. Old Person on your zeitgeist proficiency

by Gary Ogden
26 Jul 2017