Neo-Nazi Jack Renshaw has been jailed for life with a minimum of 20 years over a politically-motivated plot to kill his MP Rosie Cooper.

In June last year, Renshaw pleaded guilty to preparing acts of terrorism after planning to kill Labour MP Rosie Cooper with a 19in (48cm) Gladius knife.

In a victim impact statement read at the Old Bailey during the sentencing hearing today, Ms Cooper said the threat had seemed like “something out of a horror movie”.

As well as the terrorism charge, Renshaw also pleaded guilty to making a threat to kill police officer Victoria Henderson, who had been investigating him for grooming young boys for sex.

Renshaw, from Skelmersdale, Lancashire, was jailed last June for 16 months after he groomed two underage boys online.

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DC Henderson said in her statement to the court today that she had had sleepless nights until Renshaw’s arrest but was determined not to let him ruin her life.

He also received a three-year prison sentence last year when he was found guilty of stirring up racial hatred after he called for the genocide of Jewish people.

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Renshaw denied being a member of the banned right-wing National Action group and a jury last year was unable to reach a verdict on that charge, with prosecutors saying in April that there would be no re-trial.

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