Wimborne explosives accused 'was like textbook weirdo'
A man accused of possessing explosives said he was "like a textbook weirdo" in a call to an NHS helpline, a court has been told.
Kevin Yates added that he had weapons and chemicals at his home in Wimborne, Dorset, a jury heard.
He told NHS staff: "I don't like the way my brain is going. It's violent," Bournemouth Crown Court was told.
Mr Yates, 60, of Hayes Close, denies charges of possessing an explosive and possessing a regulated substance.
The unemployed military aircraft designer called the 111 line in the early hours of 12 February, the court has heard previously.
The jury was told he said to a call handler: "I'm just concerned I'm not stable... I'm a danger to other people.
"My family doesn't talk to me. I'm completely isolated. I'm like a textbook weirdo, but I'm not a weirdo."
An hour later he was called back by a paramedic, the court heard.
Mr Yates, who had a history of mental health problems, told him he locked his bedroom door at night and took knives to bed, the prosecution claims.
"I'm meddling in chemistry, in ordnance and if I don't put a handbrake on it, I'm worried it could go wrong," the court was told.
"I'm interested in... special forces booby traps - I don't know why I'm being drawn to that."
In a third call that night, Mr Yates told a duty doctor he wanted someone to remove the items.
The court heard he said: "I'm looking around the room and I don't know whether to call the police or the bomb squad, the amount [of stuff] I've got here."
The defendant, who was described as having an alcohol problem, also had air rifles, shotgun cartridges, a crossbow, and arrows at his bungalow where he lived alone, the prosecution has previously said.
The trial continues.