A man has admitted having â€śimprovised paintball grenadesâ€ť in preparation for what he believed was the coming apocalypse.
Scott Porter, 44, was due to go on trial at the Old Bailey for possessing an explosive substance and three notebooks containing information useful to a person preparing an act of terrorism on October 2 2019.
But on Tuesday, Porter admitted all the charges against him during a hearing before Judge Mark Dennis QC.
Police had uncovered a stash of weapons when they raided his home in Haywards Heath, West Sussex, in the autumn of 2019.
The paintball grenades were filled with shards of glass, metal and chili powder, and other weapons included crossbows, knives and knuckledusters.
Porter told police he had the grenades in case an apocalyptic scenario should occur.
Following Porterâ€™s guilty plea, Judge Dennis put off sentencing until October 29 for reports to be prepared, saying it was an â€śunusual caseâ€ť.
He asked for submissions on the seriousness of the offences and the motivation and potential dangerousness of the defendant, who was in â€śtheir own worldâ€ť.
Porter, who entered his plea in the dock wearing a pink polo shirt, was remanded into custody.
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