An extremist who encouraged fellow users of right-wing chat groups to carry out attacks on ethnic minorities has admitted 16 terrorism offences.

Michael Nugent, 37, ran a number of groups on the messaging app Telegram, where he expressed his hatred of minorities and shared an edited video of the 2019 Christchurch mosque shootings in New Zealand.

He shared explosives and firearms manuals and told members of his groups how to deliver bombs disguised as Amazon packages, London police said.

Nugent, of Ashford, Surrey, in southern England, used different names in the chat rooms but police linked his online accounts to track him down.

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