THE man accused of murdering Labour MP Jo Cox had a Third Reich eagle ornament and a large collection of neonazi literature in his bedroom, a court heard yesterday.
Thomas Mair, 53, is on trial for allegedly shooting and stabbing the Remain campaigner, a mother-oftwo, outside her Batley and Spen constituency surgery a week before the EU referendum.
The jury was shown photos of belongings found in his home in Birstall, including books and magazines on the “theory” of white supremacy.
Prosecutor Richard Whittam QC said Mair also kept printouts on white supremacist groups as well as nazi badges and runes with neonazi group initials on them.
Police also found a double-page press cutting on Norwegian mass killer Anders Breivik and a stack of papers on Ms Cox and her political history.
Officers also seized library computers which Mr Mair had used to view websites about neonazis and rifles.
He denies murder, possession of a firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence and possession of an offensive weapon — a dagger.
Mair also pleads not guilty to causing grievous bodily harm with intent to Bernard Carter-Kenny, who was trying to stop the attack on Ms Cox.