Youngsters’s writer shot by Nazi fanatic gunman dies as mum pays heartbreaking tribute to ‘stunning, gifted son’

Children’s author shot by Nazi fanatic gunman dies as mum pays heartbreaking tribute to ‘beautiful, talented son’

THE youngsters’s writer shot by a Nazi fanatic gunman has died as his mum made a heartbreaking tribute to her ‘stunning, gifted son’.

James Nash, 42, died from his accidents in hospital, two days after being shot by Alex Sartain, 34, with a ‘handmade gun’ within the entrance backyard of thatched cottage within the Hampshire village of Higher Enham, close to Andover.

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Alex Sartain has been named as the shooter
Alex Sartain has been named because the shooter

Mr Nash was shot at round 3pm on Wednesday and died right now, his mom Gillian Nash confirmed on social media in a touching tribute.

Alex Sartain’s personal dad led police to a home made shotgun used to critically injure James Nash within the horror in sleepy Higher Enham, Hants.

James Nash was shot in a broad daylight horror attack
James Nash was shot in a broad daylight horror assault

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It has now been revealed the 34-year-old believed Mr Nash, who lived yards from the mechanic, was a “authorities agent” despatched to spy on him.

One native, who’s pals with Sartain’s dad John, stated the gunman appeared “agitated” on Tuesday the day earlier than the capturing.

Tony Bennett claims he pointed at parish councillor Mr Nash’s dwelling and advised him: “They’re attempting to get me sectioned”.

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The resident added: “As a result of Mr Nash used to work in aerospace Alex obtained it in his head that this man works for the federal government. He had it in his head that he was being spied on.

“Per week in the past Alex’s dad, John, had been attempting to get him sectioned. Alex had been sectioned 3 times.

“On the day it occurred John didn’t hear Alex exit or something like that.

“His dad advised me right now that Alex at all times stated he wished to die on his bike.”

Left to right shows Sartain's dad's motorcycle repair shop, the house he was living in and the Nash's home
Left to proper reveals Sartain’s dad’s bike restore store, the home he was dwelling in and the Nash’s dwelling
Forensic officers on the scene today
Forensic officers on the scene
Police have not released a motive for the shooting
Police haven’t launched a motive for the capturing

Shocked locals say Sartain, who was launched from jail 4 years in the past for stealing garments and meat from TK Maxx and Marks and Spencer, was “troubled”.

The mechanic, who works at his dad’s bike storage within the village, is a Nazi fanatic who has ‘preferred’ a string of vile leaders on Fb – together with Holocaust architect Heinrich Himmler.

Sartain has additionally preferred public profiles for chief of the Nazi Stormtroopers in Berlin, Horst Wessel, in addition to different Luftwaffe fighters.

His open Fb additionally hyperlinks to a web page referred to as ‘I Hate Police’, whereas his profile image makes use of the quote: “I got here with a warning label”.

The victim's wife Dr Sarah Nash is a scientist at the Science and Technology Facilities Council
The sufferer’s spouse Dr Sarah Nash is a scientist on the Science and Know-how Services Council

Mr Nash is now preventing for his life in hospital after being blasted within the head with the makeshift weapon.

His heartbroken mum Gillian Nash right now revealed how she nonetheless has no replace on her son’s situation.

She advised The Solar On-line: “I don’t know something about him (Sartain). The one factor I do know is somebody despatched me a chopping of his earlier crimes.

“James by no means talked about him. He’s not the kind of individual he would know.

“He’s helped lots of people with lots of difficulties so it is likely to be somebody he tried to assist however he by no means talked about him.

“He’s nonetheless preventing for his life, we haven’t heard something but. My husband isn’t properly so my daughter has gone to the hospital right now however she doesn’t know something extra but.

“There’s no phrases mainly. He’s a sort, mild individual. I can’t think about why this could occur.”

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The horror got here after Mr Nash submitted a planning software to erect an “agricultural constructing” near the place Sartain lived on the identical street.

The proposal was made on June 18 and would have allowed Mr Nash to “retailer equipment needed for the maintenance and cultivation of the encompassing land”.

Aerial pictures of the quiet street the place the pair lived present Sartain’s dwelling near the proposed constructing.

Mr Bennett stated Mr Nash had been locked in disputes along with his neighbours.

Police haven’t but given a motive for the capturing and it isn’t clear he he objected to the plans.

The proposal was for an agricultural building

The building as it stands
The constructing because it stands

 Some residents are stumped over why the mechanic, who works at his dad’s bike storage within the village, opened hearth on his neighbour.

One villager stated: “We don’t know what induced the youthful man to focus on James – there will need to have been a dispute of some type.

“However I do know that the shooter was a troubled soul.”

The villager stated he had heard that Mr Nash was fired at with a “home made shotgun,” including the suspected gunman lived round 200 yards from Mr Nash and his spouse.

One other native stated: “Alex is the man that crashed. My daughter knew him however I didn’t assume he was a nasty individual.

“I’ve heard there was some type of problem between Alex and the Nash’s however I don’t know what it may very well be.”

Armed cops had swooped on the quiet village of Higher Enham, Hants, at round 3pm yesterday.

The suspect tried to flee on foot earlier than leaping on a bike in a bid to evade seize.

He crashed on the A343 – three miles from the assault in Higher Enham, Hants, and was declared lifeless on the scene.

A 40-year-old lady assaulted throughout the assault sustained minor accidents.


Messages of assist have now flooded in for Mr Nash, who additionally works as an artist.

He has been described as a person dedicated to his neighborhood who final 12 months took on the position of Father Christmas in an area village corridor.

In the meantime, his spouse Sarah works as a senior area scientist on the Science and Know-how Services Council in Oxfordshire.

The parish councillor describes himself on his weblog as “a naturalist, in the beginning dedicated to the conservation of our wild world”.

He’s additionally a resident artist at The Hawk Conservancy Belief based mostly in Andover, Hants, in line with the location.


One native stated: “He’s a stunning man. He would actually do something for anybody. He helps out with plenty of issues.

“He’s a very nice individual every time I’ve spoken to him.”

Native Conservative Councillor Phil North, who described the incident as “completely horrific” stated police had confirmed to him they weren’t searching for anybody else in relation to the capturing.

He described Mr Nash as a “kindhearted particular person” who was a “hands-on” parish councillior.

Cllr North added: “He’s additionally a gifted youngsters’s writer and illustrator and I used to be extraordinarily touched final 12 months when one of many dedications in his newest e-book was to my new child daughter.

“My ideas stay with James, his household and the individuals of Enham Alamein. I hope and pray he makes a superb restoration.

“We’re all with you, James.”

Hampshire Police confirmed that they had referred themselves to the Unbiased Workplace for Police Conduct, as is protocol.

Additionally they stated an tackle was additionally searched in Enham Alamein in reference to the investigation.

Mr Nash has been described as an active councillor heavily involved in the community
Mr Nash has been described as an lively councillor closely concerned in the neighborhood
He is seriously injured
He’s significantly injured
Mr Nash is an artist and children's author
Mr Nash is an artist and kids’s writer
Sartain died at the scene
Sartain died on the scene
The police have launched an investigation
The police have launched an investigation