Teen suspected of far right sympathies injured in bomb blast
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Monday April 14 2014
The Daily Telegraph, Daily Mirror, Daily Mail, BBC News and local paper, Carmarthen Journal, all report on the injuries sustained by a former army trainee and suspected ‘far right sympathiser’ following an explosion at his parents’ home last Thursday.
Jordan Smith, 19, suffered from “non-life threatening” hand injuries in the blast explosion at his family’s home in the village of Wiston, Pembrokeshire.
Police officers seized “bird scaring equipment” according to news reports and one line of inquiry the police are said to be pursuing is whether the device was some sort of crow scaring gadget that went off outside the house.
However, the Daily Telegraph and Daily Mail both reveal that Smith’s Facebook page features various far right slogans, such as “no more mosques”, “we hate Muslim extremists” and “no surrender to al-Qaeda,” as well as references to the English Defence League. It is unclear whether the incident is in any way related to Smith’s far right views.
The Daily Mail and Daily Mirror both observe that Smith was known to dress up in camouflage gear.
A Dyfed-Powys Police spokeswoman stated the investigation into the incident is continuing, while BBC News reports that Smith has been arrested on suspicion of an explosive-related offence.