Chris Muir's Day By Day

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

That's How They Caught the Invisible Man, Too

Footprints in the snow, that is to say.

A serving soldier allegedly tried to blow up a mosque in a race attack by setting it alight and running a gas pipe into it, after putting threats on Facebook referring to Muslims saying: 'Burn them out'.

Simon Beech, 23, who was in the army at the time, was arrested at his barracks in Preston, Lancashire after being connected to footprints spotted in the snow around the religious building in Hanley, Staffordshire.

A CCTV operator noticed smoke billowing from the first floor and when fire crews arrived to tackle the blaze they noticed the gas pipe running into the building from a neighbouring property.

Prosecutor Paul Spratt said: 'It was a determined effort to set fire to a mosque. Had the fire and the gas come together there would have been a substantial explosion.'




I guess he's got an overdeveloped sense of vengeance:

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