January 15, 2010

Batley BNP man jailed over explosives arsenal

A drawer of weapons found at the home of BNP member Terrance Gavan
A BNP member who spent a decade building up a cache of weapons in a bedroom hideaway has been jailed for 11 years

Bus driver Terrance Gavan manufactured highly dangerous firearms and explosives at the home where he lived with his mother in Batley, West Yorkshire. Police discovered 54 improvised explosive devices including nail bombs and a booby-trapped cigarette packet at the address, as well as 12 firearms.

The former soldier told detectives that he had "a fascination with things that go bang", the Old Bailey heard. But Gavan also had a "strong hostility" towards immigrants and planned to target an address he had seen on a television programme that he believed was linked to the July 7 bomb attacks in London.

He told police he was a BNP member and letters to him from the party, as well as a copy of its magazine Hope and Glory, were found at his home. The court heard that hand-written notebooks were found, in one of which was written 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.

Yorkshire Evening Post

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

Not a word about this important story in the crypto-fascist Daily Mail "newspaper".

They obviously they don't want to upset their pro-BNP racist readership.

Anonymous said...

This info must be speard far and wide to discredit the BNP in the run up to the General Election.

Anonymous said...

The BNP cyber chorus have started to claim that Gavan was never a member of the BNP.

However, he was/is a Gold Membership bearing member of the BNP and his membership number was/is 130757.

Anonymous said...

The BNP respond to the Haiti earthquake.

http://leejohnbarnes.blogspot.com/2010/01/disaster-media-forgot.html

Anonymous said...

From the BNP website:

"A BNP spokesman would not comment on whether Gavan had been a member of the party."

Nuff said.

SM said...

This is the reality of the BNP. A paramilitary organisation with a suit.

Anonymous said...

It's in the DM now...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1243536/Ex-BNP-member-obsessed-guns-explosives-turned-home-bomb-factory-jailed-11-years.html

...although comments have been taken off temporarily (presumably to add more).

They do seem to think it's not as important as N-Dubz making a phone call to a listener of radio 1. That's been up on the front page all day!

DisgustedOfTunbridgeWells said...

"The BNP cyber chorus have started to claim that Gavan was never a member of the BNP."

Cottage, Lecomber, Laidlaw, Tovey, Bulman, etc, none of them are ever members.

At least they aren't once they're caught, anyway.

Anonymous said...

Guess I was wrong about loading up new comments on the Mail story - they're not allowing comments at all.

If this was a Muslim extremist they'd be all over this like a rash.

Anonymous said...

"Guess I was wrong about loading up new comments on the Mail story - they're not allowing comments at all."

Probably too many Pro-Gavan comments from their vile readership. Even too sickening for those working for the Daily Hate.

Anonymous said...

Will the government ban this terrorist organisation like they banned Islam4UK?

Probably not.

Makes you wonder if the government is racist too!

Yella said...

Sound like this neo-Nazi nutcase was going to do a Copeland.

Thank goodness the BNP has MI5 and MI6 spies within its structure who tipped off the coppers in-time!!!

Anonymous said...

The Nazis must be confront?

"The British National party will kick-start arguably the most important election campaign in its 28-year history in east London tomorrow.

Armed with cartoons of members of ethnic minorities in turbans and burkas jumping the housing queue and promises of "an end to immigration", BNP activists will descend on the shopping parade of Ripple Road, Barking, to begin an attempt to take control of Barking and Dagenham council and win its first seat in parliament."

Fears of unrest as BNP in drive for east London votes

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/jan/15/bnp-launches-barking-election-drive

Anonymous said...

The BNP are always banging on about ex-soldiers who end up in jail and hey presto - here's another one. Sadly he won't have his mum to tuck him in at night any longer. I hope he gets to share a cell with half a dozen gay Muslims.

Landale said...

One could be forgiven for thinking Chumbawumba's 'Add Me' is almost written about him - see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RY0Z4elSgtY&feature=related

Anonymous said...

http://www.quicktopic.com/34/H/2BgEPwEpDKb2U

Anonymous said...

Be afraid, be very afraid.

One soldier down. Battalions in the wings.

Anonymous said...

"Thank goodness the BNP has MI5 and MI6 spies within its structure who tipped off the coppers in-time"

Probably MI5 as MI6 deal with international concerns. Since the David Copeland affair the Security Services, quite rightly, operate inside the BNP and rely on senior BNP officials to tip them off about potentially violent people within their organisation. Requests for information from the Secret State would be difficult for the BNP to refuse as I'm sure MI5 could wreck the BNP if it chose to.

Anonymous said...

"Be afraid, be very afraid. One soldier down. Battalions in the wings".

Is this a threat of more far right terror posted on here by an insane fellow neo-Nazi mentalist???????

sal said...

Not one front page story about this on the tabloid press, which does make you ask questions about who suppports Cyclops in the establishment, and won't let their convicted terrorists derail their general election campaign.

Anonymous said...

Clive Jeferson the dumbest of the bnp said he was a member of the salvation army who once was involved in drugs. Said lord forgive him. I so the light up Griffs Bum.

shaun said...

Right wing neo-conservatives are doing their bit to build up Islamophobia in the UK for the benefit of both the EDL and the BNP via the rightwing broadsheets, with another supposed remark about Britain being a breeding ground for Al Quaida because of our multicultural society.

So maybe institutional racism comes from America, and takes seeds in our secret services and civil service.

USA ISLAMOPHOBIA STINKS BIG TIME!!!

Anonymous said...

They do seem to think it's not as important as N-Dubz making a phone call to a listener of radio 1. That's been up on the front page all day!

5:47 PM, January 15, 2010

They were on the Andrew Neil show last night, and Diane Abbott was praising their success. Not realising what they had done.

Antifascist said...

'Is this a threat of more far right terror posted on here by an insane fellow neo-Nazi mentalist???????'

I took it to mean that there were plenty more neo-nazi bomb-making fruitloops tucked away in the BNP and yet to be found.

'I so the light up Griffs Bum.'

I'm relieved to say I have absolutely no idea what that means.

Ben Trunch said...

Well this must have really crapped on their big day in Stoke! Suits them too! (Sorry about the pun...)

Just been to SpinMeister Darby's blog and seen an advert for teeth whitening - you couldn't make it up. Talk about being cosmetic...

Boots 'n Suits - and don't forget the arsenal in the attic. Today's BNP!

Anonymous said...

Ukip want to ban the Burka. Times.

Anonymous said...

This awafull disaster in Haiti has shown up our politicians. They have had despots ruling them for years, but they've done nothing to help. They throw money at it now because they feel they have no choice. Sorry to change the subject on here.

NewsHound said...

NICK GRIFFIN MAKES HATEFUL REMARKS ABOUT HELPING THE PEOPLE OF HAITI!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8462717.stm

smithy said...

"I'm sure MI5 could wreck the BNP if it chose to"......

Why the sweet heck don't they?

Anonymous said...

"Why the sweet heck don't they?"

For the State the BNP act as a safety valve. While the Elites nominally condemn the BNP they probably like having them in reserve to divert ultra-right/racist thinking into a fairly safe, controllable and manageable conduit. If the BNP didn't exist then they would have to invent them. The relationship between the modern Capitalist State and modern fascist parties is a complex one, I'll concede.

Gee said...

The situation in Greece is far worse with murders of antifascists carried out by collusion with the police and Greece's main far right party, resulting in the deaths of anarchists and socialists, but this has sadly been overlooked on this blog.

Anonymous said...

For the State the BNP act as a safety valve i.e. without them you would potentially have a lot of 'lone wolves' like Gavan slipping under the radar. Only a misguided moron would allow that.

Skarface said...

MI5 could arrest all of the nutters if they wanted to, much as they could shut down the hate peddlers too. The question should be why are they allowed to coninue. Tell me how C18 manage to run an online shop raking in thousands, year after year. Check the link out, truly amazing.
http://www.isdrecords.com/