Jo Cox Murder: Suspect Tommy Mair 'Bought Neo-Nazi Gun-Making Books'

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Thomas Mair, who is suspected of killing Labour MP Jo Cox, was described as a "loner" with a "history of mental health problems." Twitter

The man arrested over the killing of Labour MP Jo Cox bought books from a U.S.-based neo-Nazi group, including guides on how to build homemade guns, an American anti-hate group has claimed.

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has published receipts that appeared to show that Thomas Mair, known as Tommy, bought a manual on how to make a homemade pistol from the National Alliance.

Witnesses say the alleged killer shouted "Britain First" while shooting Cox with a "homemade or antique" firearm.

The receipts, some of which date back to the 1990s, show that Mair, 52, spent more than $620 (£436) on literature from the group, which advocates the creation of an all-white homeland and the eradication of Jewish people.

One of the books purchased is Ich Kampfe, a 100-page handbook given to each new enrollee in the Nazi Party in 1943.

On Thursday, neighbors said Mair was a "loner" with a "house full of books."

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