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    'Lone wolf' BNP member jailed for 11 years for building up explosives arsenal

    Gavan, a bus driver from West Yorkshire, manufactured highly dangerous firearms and explosives at the home where he lived with his mother.

    Police discovered 54 improvised explosive devices including nail bombs and a booby-trapped cigarette packet at the address in Batley, as well as 12 firearms.



    He added: "You had in 2007 joined the BNP, and written in your own notebooks indicating strong hostility towards immigrants in this country."

    Although Gavan, who told the Old Bailey he had "a fascination with things that go bang", did not have a clear target for his weaponry police found a list of names, addresses and personal details of four people at his home, including that of a woman who had featured on a documentary on the July 7 bombings as a neighbour of one of the bombers.

    Gavan, 38, is listed as having "gold" membership of the BNP and a copy of its magazine Hope and Glory were found at his home.

    One hand-written notebook from his home contained the slogan: "The patriot must always be ready to defend his country against enemies and their governments."

    Gavan pleaded guilty to 22 counts including collecting information useful for terrorism and possessing explosives and firearms.

    Detective Chief Superintendent David Buxton, Head of the North East Counter Terrorism Unit, said: Gavan was an extremely dangerous and unpredictable individual.

    "The sheer volume of homemade firearms and grenades found in his bedroom exposed his obsession with weapons and explosives.

    "However, he was not simply a harmless enthusiast. Gavan used his extensive knowledge to manufacture and accumulate devices capable of causing significant injury or harm. As such, he posed a very clear risk to public safety.

    "Our investigation revealed Gavans violent potential and while he had no single cause or agenda, he represented no less of a threat to our communities."

    In addition, police found a copy of the Yellow Pages that had been fired into and that air pellets had been fired into the wall. Gavan was also apparently in the process of making a rocket launcher.

    Further explosive material included weedkiller and hydrogen peroxide.

    A samurai sword, a crossbow and a stun gun as well as books and magazines about guns and the military, and a computer file of the Anarchists' Cookbook, described as a "how to" manual about anarchism and explosives were also found at his home.

    Simon Darby, a spokesman for the BNP, said: "If people are going to build up large arsenals then they will get stiff sentences. It's the inevitable consequence of enforced multiculturalism. You are going to get more and more incidents like this. It sounds like this was a lucky escape."

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    Hope he likes bending over and picking the soap up in Prison

    source please?

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    boothy;7552226

    source please?



    Google is your friend:thumbsup:

    telegraph.co.uk/new…tml

    Simon Darby, a spokesman for the BNP, said: "If people are going to build up large arsenals then they will get stiff sentences. It's the inevitable consequence of enforced multiculturalism.

    That is an insane thing to say.

    boothy;7552226

    source please?



    telegraph.co.uk/new…tml

    Did your colleagues forget to tell you this?

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    People commit crimes (assuming that's what it was - far too much to be bothered to read on a phone) then he deserves to go to jail if that's a suitable punishment.

    Don't matter what his religion or colour is, my view remains constant.

    11 years!!! hope he will get some mental help as he is obviously off his trolley

    Certainly on the basis of the reports appears to be a very dangerous individual who deserves to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law

    Nice to see a BNP spokesman condemning him as well.


    Good thread Marz,although it would be good to put your opinion in the OP and a link to the source in the second:thumbsup:

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    ilovepink;7552265

    11 years!!! hope he will get some mental help as he is obviously off his … 11 years!!! hope he will get some mental help as he is obviously off his trolley



    Apparently it's the inevitable consequence of enforced multiculturalism' according to certain extremists.:?

    Hundreds of years of multiculturalism has apparently led to this:w00t:

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    strike;7552224

    Hope he likes bending over and picking the soap up in Prison



    glad we've found a thread that makes you happy:roll:

    im taking it you are speaking from experience with this comment or is it a presumption of yours


    on topic good to see the powers that be are seeking out these kinds of individuals out to hurt and bring bad things to innocent people........if thats what his plans were, but it would seem maybe it was tit for tat he was after.

    on a positive note at least he was working on his own and not part of some large conspiracy

    casparwhite;7552382

    im taking it you are speaking from experience with this comment or is it … im taking it you are speaking from experience with this comment or is it a presumption of yours



    Believe me it does happen but not like people think. There are a few relationships in prisons but rarely rape. (And that's from my time working as a PO not an inmate btw :-D )

    And good job they caught this nutter. :thumbsup:

    strike;7552224

    Hope he likes bending over and picking the soap up in Prison



    Is it safe to assume you have been in prison or are you just repeating hearsay with no actual facts?

    boothy;7552591

    Is it safe to assume to have been in prison or are you just repeating … Is it safe to assume to have been in prison or are you just repeating hearsay with no actual facts?



    What?

    No i have not been to Prison.

    My mates told me who all have done some time for her majesty. My mates witness incidents like this but as Syzable not literally occured im the same way. Are you dissapointed it dont happen exactly that way.

    strike;7552631

    What?No i have not been to Prison.My mates told me who all have done some … What?No i have not been to Prison.My mates told me who all have done some time for her majesty. My mates witness incidents like this but as Syzable not literally occured im the same way. Are you dissapointed it dont happen exactly that way.



    What?

    corrected my typo..your turn

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    God thread, see he was put in his place:)
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