October 30, 2009

BNP activist charged with explosives and firearms offences

David Lucas, leading BNP activist and all-round nutjob
A leading British National Party activist and Suffolk farmer has been charged by police with a number of explosives and firearms offences.

David Lucas, 49, who once caused controversy for building gallows and selling them to African countries with poor human rights records, was charged yesterdayfollowing his arrest in April. Lucas, of South Road in Lakenheath, stood as one of the eastern region British National Party (BNP) candidates for the European elections in June. He is also a Lakenheath parish councillor.

He has been charged with possession of explosives under suspicious circumstances, possession of an explosives substance without an explosives licence, possession of a prohibited weapon, possession of ammunition with intent to endanger life, possession of ammunition without a firearms certificate and two counts of possession of prohibited ammunition. The charge of possession of explosives under suspicious circumstances can only be brought by police with the authorisation of the Attorney General.

But last night the BNP accused Suffolk Constabulary of persecuting Lucas because he stood for the far-right party. Simon Darby, the deputy leader of the BNP, said Lucas' “troubles” started after he was announced as a candidate for the European election.

“I think the police have got it in for him,” he said. “I would imagine that it is to do with his capacity as an agricultural rural chap. It is just one of the many things that ordinary rural people have to deal with when you have got a politically motivated police force. Obviously if he needs help we will give him that but we will have to see how it pans out. He had a very successful business there and a big market on his farm so he is very well thought of in the area.”

Lucas caused controversy in 2006 when it emerged he was building gallows for export. The execution equipment he sold ranged from single gallows, at about £12,000 each, to “Multi-hanging Execution Systems” mounted on lorry trailers, costing about £100,000. He also allowed the BNP's eastern region to use his barns for a local 'Battle for Britain' fundraising event in the run-up to the European elections.

Last night, David Gathercole, chairman of Lakenheath Parish Council, said he could not comment on the charges against Lucas. But he said: “Unless he is found guilty, he is still an innocent man and can still sit on the parish council.”

Lucas is due before West Suffolk Magistrates' Court in Bury St Edmunds on November 10.



irishtony said...

I was going to say what right minded party would even consider this lunatic as a candidate then spotted the error of my statement.

"right minded??" Whoops

Of course on reflection there was only one conclusion about which party would accept him.

Extremists seem to attract extremists............

God he looks like a seriel killer

Anonymous said...

Quote from Simon Darby: "Obviously if he needs help we will give him that but we will have to see how it pans out."

Which translated means, "If the police case is strong we will drop him like a stone and throw him to the wolves".

One thing about modern fascist leaders, unlike the old NF, is that they will not stick by their activists and wash their hands of them when they get into trouble.
Maybe BNP members reading this should ponder that.

Anonymous said...

It's Catweazel gone bad!

Beard said...

that guy is brilliant! Thanks so much. It's made my day.

I can't stop staring at him.....


jondoe said...

He looks like a BNP neanderthal if there ever was such a thing. Wouldn't like to meet this lunatic down a dark alley. He'd probably attack you with a Fred Flintstone-style stone bat, then skin you alive, I'd imagine from his strange and menacing look.

Talk about weirdoes who should be sectioned for life, lol

Workingman said...

A gallow bulding, ammo stashing, gun slinging, bomb making freak. He certainly ticks all the boxes in the bnps councillor requirements list. He also looks like he is fond of the odd horn of mead . . not that i judge from appearances.

milton said...

This looks like a still from a video advert for Scott's Porridge Oats in a parallel, altogether more sinister, universe.