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Far-Right bomb maker, 25, caught with explosives ‘is faking illness’

A far-right bomb maker is faking health complaints and mental illness to reduce his jail sentence, a court heard today. 

Filip Bednarczyk, 25, of Luton, Bedfordshire, has admitted hoarding chemicals used to make bombs and a library of terrorist propaganda.

Counter-terror police raided his home last December and arrested him.

Bednarczyk is now faking health complaints and mental illness in an effort to reduce his jail term, the prosecution told the Old Bailey.

Dan Pawson-Pounds, prosecuting, said defence reports claiming to reveal his mental trauma were dubious.

He said: ‘The prosecution take the view that some of the conclusions, if I can put it relatively neutrally, are speculative.

‘Our own report disagrees with many on these conclusions on that basis and our expert suspects the defendant is malingering.’

Police discovered documents and devices, as well as a powder, which prosecutors say could be used to make an explosive.

In May, Bednarczyk appeared via videolink from HMP Belmarsh in South East London to admit possessing explosive substances and documents useful to terrorists.

Speaking previously, prosecutor Jane Stansfield said: ‘An arrest and search was executed at the defendant’s home address on the morning of December 11.

‘That search led to the seizure of a number hand written documents and digital media devices.

‘Also seized was a quantity of sulphur powder, a computer, mobile phone and a gaming device.

‘Some of the documents have already been given a preliminary examination by scientists who have expertise on explosives.

‘They confirmed the material would be of use in committing a terrorism act. They say the powder that was seized was an ingredient in one or more of the documents’.

Bednarczyk has admitted one count of possession of an explosive substance and seven of having information likely to be useful for a terrorist.

Judge Anthony Leonard remanded him in custody for his sentence expected to be in September.

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