Murder plot timeline

December 2016

National Action leader Chris Lythgoe tells his key lieutenants that NA will continue to operate despite the ban.

Chris Lythgoe
Chris Lythgoe

January 2017

Jack Renshaw is arrested for speeches he gave in Blackpool and Leeds in 2016.

Jack Renshaw
Jack Renshaw in Blackpool

February 2017

Renshaw is informed by police that he is now under investigation for child sexual exploitation after images were found on his phone.

April 2017

Leading National Action member Robbie Mullen approaches HOPE not hate.

Robbie Mullen
Robbie Mullen

May 2017

Jack Renshaw is notified that he is going to be charged on two counts of grooming

Jack Renshaw
Jack Renshaw

June 2017

Renshaw gets increasingly depressed about going to prison and claims the police are persecuting him and trying to make him out as a paedophile. He has lied to his NA comrades by telling them that he is under investigation for grooming boys for nationalism.

1 July 2017

Renshaw tells a meeting of National Action of his plans to kill Rosie Cooper MP and then, hopefully, DC Victoria Henderson and asks for permission to use the organisation’s name. Later that evening Robbie Mullen passes this information onto Matthew Collins.

Rosie Cooper MP
Rosie Cooper MP

3 July 2017

HOPE not hate notify Ruth Smeeth MP about the plot and she in turn talks to Rosie Cooper MP. Rosie speaks to the police.

Ruth Smeeth MP
Ruth Smeeth MP

4 July 2017

HOPE not hate CEO Nick Lowles meets the police and passes on information about the plot.

5 July 2017

Police arrest Jack Renshaw and remand him in custody.

Police arrest Jack Renshaw
Police arrest Jack Renshaw

27 September 2017

11 people arrested across the country in relation to alleged membership of National Action and plans to kill a Labour MP and a police officer.

11 people arrested across the country in relation to alleged  membership of National Action
11 people arrested across the country in relation to alleged membership of National Action