THE jury in the trial of a Barrow man accused of planning to massacre LGBT people has been shown footage from inside his bedroom where he allegedly prepared to carry out an act of terrorism.

On day three of his trial at Leeds Crown Court, Ethan Stables sat in the dock and made extensive notes as footage from inside his bedroom was played in court.

Barrow PC Andrew McFarlane visited the Egerton Court flat in the early hours of June 24 of last year, a couple of hours after Stables had been arrested on suspicion of making threats to kill.

PC McFarlane's bodycam footage showed the officer walking round the messy and unclean bedroom and pointing out various knives, a machete and an assault rifle.

The heads of matches had been removed and gathered in a small pot which the prosecution claim is evidence Stables had been attempting to make a pipe bomb.

A German dictionary was placed on a bookshelf opposite a dirty single bed with no sheets.

A large swastika flag was hung from one of the walls and a later visit to the flat revealed a mattress had been hung over one of the doors which had marks on it consistent with damage caused by a knife.

When asked about the damage Stables said he had caused it to "relieve stress".

While he was in custody at Barrow Police Station, Stables was told he was further being arrested on suspicion of preparing an act of terrorism.

In response he told the custody sergeant: "Nice one."

The weapons seized from his flat were brought to the court and members of the jury were given the chance to hold the machete and a sword while the large air rifle was held up for them by the court user.

Earlier the jury had heard a statement from Joanna Baker who works in her family's Lakeland Toys & Hobbies store in Keswick.

Miss Baker described how Stables and a male friend came into the shop on June 21 of last year.

In her statement, Miss Baker described how Stables spent over an hour in the shop, trying on various camouflage outfits, before buying four knives.

Describing Stables and his shopping companion, Miss Baker said: "I thought they were a same sex couple."

Much of the evidence presented so far in the trial, none of which has been contested by the defence, is based on evidence taken from Stables' Nokia mobile phone and his Facebook and Twitter accounts.

This includes a selfie taken by Stables which shows him topless and holding a rifle in a grassland area near to Barrow Docks.

In one post he claimed the Holocaust did not happen and "six million dying... was a myth".

In another he described gay people as "degenerates" and one meme stated "92 per cent of children raised by gays are abused".

The prosecution allege his plans to carry out a mass murder are further evidenced by his comment: "I don't have much to live for and I would do some pretty extreme stuff in the name of my country."

In another he vowed to set up an English Republican Army and overthrow the royal family.

A statement from Julia Orchowska, a 17-year-old college student from Staffordshire, was read out in court.

Miss Orchowska had been in the group chat on Facebook with Stables and had reported him to police after he vowed to murder LGBT people at the New Empire on the night of June 23.

In the group chat Stables had said: "There's a pride night. I'm going to walk in with a machete and slaughter every single one of them."

When others in the group chat tried to dissuade him from his planned attack, Stables responded: "I don't care if I die. I'm fighting for what I believe in and that is the future of my country, my folk and my race."

In her statement Miss Orchowska said: "He claimed to be able to make explosives. He was livid because he had seen a rainbow flag outside a pub.

"I was scared he would carry out an attack on gay people."

Armed police including PC Kevin Latham were sent to the pub and guarded the scene awaiting Stables' arrival.

He was arrested shortly afterwards while walking along Michaelson Road in the direction of the New Empire.

A statement from Lorraine Neale, who ran the New Empire pub with her husband Stephen, was also read in court.

Mrs Neale described how she had been "shaking with fear" after armed police turned up and said Stables had made threats to kill people at the event.

"People thought they might be attacked," she said.

"I was scared we were at risk and I was extremely concerned for my customers."

Stables denies preparing for acts of terrorism but has already pleaded guilty to a number of offences relating to possession of explosives and weapons.

The trial continues and is expected to last two weeks