November 27, 2009

Kirklees British National Party member admits to terrorism charges

The Bomb Disposal Team move into Terry Gavan's house
A member of the British National Party is facing a long spell in prison after admitting to keeping an arsenal of homemade weapons at his home.

Terence Gavan, 38, made and stockpiled 54 nail and ball-bearing bombs between May 1999 and May this year. He also manufactured shotguns, pen guns and pistols at his home in Batley, West Yorkshire. Gavan was also found in possession of ammunition, a manual on boobytraps, an improvised munitions handbook and a copy of the Anarchists’ Cookbook.

He admitted 22 charges, including six under the Terrorism Act, when he appeared at Woolwich Crown Court on 26 November 2009.

The Judge, Mr Justice Calvert-Smith QC, adjourned sentence until 15 January and remanded Gavan in custody.

Gavan was arrested at his home in Colbeck Terrace on 21 May following a West Yorkshire police operation. He admitted four counts of making explosives and four counts of possessing explosives over a ten-year period. They consisted of four improvised explosive devices (IEDs) incorporating ball-bearings, 21 IEDs with nails, two “victim-operated” IEDs with nails and a further 28 explosives classified as IEDs.

He also pleaded guilty three counts of manufacturing prohibited weapons, four counts of possession of prohibited weapons and one count of possession of ammunition without a certificate. In all, police found nine homemade or converted firearms at the property.

These were a .22 ME9 para air-cartridge pistol, an 8mm blank-cartridge, pistol, a home-made .22 rimfire single shotgun, two homemade .22 rimfire pen gun, a .22 single shot pistol. There were also two homemade pistols and one homemade shotgun, fitted with silencers or sound moderators.

Between 31 December 2005 and 22 February this year Gavan reactivated a British Service No 4 Mark I rifle. Also found in his home were two Brocock revolver gas guns. Gavan further admitted six charges of possession of documents containing information likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism, under section 58 of the Terrorism Act 2000.

These were books with the titles Boobytraps, Improvised Weapons Manual and Guerilla Warfare and Special Forces Operations 1961, and two electronic PDF files including the Anarchists’ Cookbook volume 4.

No doubt the BNP will say Gavan was not and never has been a BNP member. However Searchlight has been monitoring this case for some time and we can reveal that Gavan not only was a BNP member, he also held gold membership. Just to help the BNP administration team find details of their latest villain, we are reliably informed Terry Gavan has the membership number 130757.

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24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well done to HNH for uncovering this, but for campaigning purposes we need photos of this chump, his house, his weapons, anything visual, and hard proof of his BNP membership ASAP - a photo of a BNP rosette isn't enough

Jamie The Antifascist said...

How many terrorists now have the BNP being Harbouring?

I have lost count...

Anonymous said...

It was only a few fireworks...just a hobby really...being persecuted for being a member of the BNP...he's never been a member of the BNP anyway...party of law and order... etc.

Kirklees Unity said...

Anonymous said...

Well done to HNH for uncovering this, but for campaigning purposes we need photos of this chump, his house, his weapons, anything visual, and hard proof of his BNP membership ASAP - a photo of a BNP rosette isn't enough.


Give them a chance, the bloke hasn't even been sentenced yet, none of the local media have rum pictures of him either.

Give credit to Searchlight/HNH for flagging this up !

Anonymous said...

A BNP membership number is proof enough.

peewee said...

The goverment were correct in ascertaining that neo-nazi groups like the BNP pose a terror threat.

Anonymous said...

There is a video on youtube of the raid on Terry Gavans home.
See here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxhvFw4IRE0

Denise said...

I agree with KU - be grateful to Searchlight. This - surprisingly enough - hasn't shown up on the regular newsfeeds yet, so you read it here first.

Just to add to their woes, last night the BNP's alleged "claw hammer attack victim" Tony Ward scored a measly 8.6% in the Halewood South (Knowsley) by-election - they thought they'd win or come close.

According to our contributor John P, the same Ward has been on VNN defending his marriage to a half-Chinese woman, explaining: "I can't father children but my wife can give birth so by me Marrying her I prevent her from breeding."

Anonymous said...

This kind of armoury does not come cheap, so unless the chump has a well paid job who paid for the gear?

tulip

badga said...

Copeland-style ultra-violent plots are the BNP's secret "lone wolf" strategy. Members are warned that if they get caught they'll get disowned.

John P said...

Here is a screen grab of the Tony Ward quote that Denise mentioned.

http://www.imagebam.com/image/6d1e7a57698537

I've posted the image on the adult section of the image hoster so there maybe a pop up that is NSFW.

Anonymous said...

I said: "Well done to HNH for uncovering this, but for campaigning purposes we need photos of this chump, his house, his weapons, anything visual, and hard proof of his BNP membership ASAP - a photo of a BNP rosette isn't enough"

Kirkless Unity replied: "Give credit to Searchlight/HNH for flagging this up !"

I DID !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (read the first 7 words of my original post again please)

Antifascist said...

Anyone remember how quiet the media was about Robert Cottage? The silence on this one is just as deafening. Stormfront has picked up the story though. As someone reports;

'Reds are saying this bloke has BNP Gold Membership and quote his membership number. Whether it's the truth or a pack of lies, BNP should issue statement asap.'

And the response;

'To tell you the truth, even if it is true, I totally support him!'

Amazing...

preece said...

Stormfront is pure evil neo-nazi and the fact that leading BNP members use it, says a lot about the party's Hitlerite intentions.

Anonymous said...

How many more dangerous Copelands and Cottages are there waiting in the shadows of the BNP?

Does Nick Gri££in secretly approve of their actions, while publically denying their tactics for purely financial reasons?

irishtony said...

His name and postcode are on the leaked BNP list. Batley is a WF postcode What more proof is needed?

This should be all over the mainstream media

Anonymous said...

"According to our contributor John P, the same Ward has been on VNN defending his marriage to a half-Chinese woman, explaining: "I can't father children but my wife can give birth so by me Marrying her I prevent her from breeding."

Boy, that is some sick and twisted logic! What a complete f*ckin' lunatic!

Anonymous said...

"This should be all over the mainstream media"

If this guy was a Muslim from a Pakistani background then it would be all over the Daily Mail website with BNP supporters adding their thinly disguised racist comments below the story.

This will probably make the mainstream but will be a tiny piece and quickly brushed under the carpet. It's long been my contention that the fascist Right in this country is being encouraged by the Establishment.

Joe Chapman said...

The problem we have is people need to search for this information about the BNP but The BNP take their propaganda directly to the average person via forums, newspaper articles and comments and unfortunately due to the likes of The BBC, via the TV.

The added problem is that because The BNP get there first with their propaganda and their propaganda is just that, propaganda, develop to psychologically wind people up, then they also prime people's opinions of anti-fascists and thereby stop people from even seeking out the facts.

I think this is why it is so shocking that the huge pile of evidence to show that the BNP is really a fascist organisation doesn't filter through or is ignored.

Barbara said...

Good job from the police and from Searchlight.
Further proof that the BNP creates an environment that enables this sort of criminal behaviour.

Raymond said...

While the BNP may not openly support or agree with a bombing campaign (not on moral grounds but on public perception ) it does promote the idea of a civil war (ie race war) in the future which they need to be ready for, so the idea of stocking up of weapons can be blamed on them

Anonymous said...

Nick Gri££in's drug dealing thugs Eddy Stampton and the 'CUNTS' are going over board in their attempts to bully and intimidate their rivals in the NF.

I wonder if all those suckers who vote for Gri££in are aware of the low lifes he gets to do his dirty work.

Anonymous said...

"The BNP take their propaganda directly to the average person via forums, newspaper articles and comments" etc, and so do we - You Tube is the perfect forum for preaching to the unconverted...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4hL0c5cFIs

I know u eddy said...

Eddy Stampton is gay, it’s something that he has been trying to hide for a very long time. He deeply hates himself for it and that is why he is such a poisonous little man; self hatred often manifests itself like this. In a strange way I almost feel sorry for him.