A WHITE supremacist has been convicted of a terror offence after plotting to carry out a machete attack on a gay pride event at a pub.

Armed police swooped as neo-Nazi Ethan Stables, 20, walked towards the bar in Barrow, Cumbria, a court heard.

Officers had received a tip-off from a member of a far-right Facebook group where he posted a message saying he was “going to war” and that he planned to “slaughter every single one of the gay bastards”.

Stables was unarmed when he was arrested on June 23 but police found an axe and a machete at his home, Leeds Crown Court was told.

The jury was shown a video of him burning a rainbow flag and posing next to a swastika hanging on his bedroom wall.

During his trial Stables, who has an autism spectrum condition, claimed he was just a fantasist and was himself bisexual. He was convicted of preparing an act of terrorism, making threats to kill and possessing explosive. Stables showed no emotion as the jury forewoman returned unanimous guilty verdicts. He was remanded in custody until sentencing.