June 17, 2010

BNP activist given suspended prison sentence in ammo case

A leading British National Party activist who admitted unlawfully possessing ammunition and gunpowder has escaped an immediate prison sentence.

Police officers who went to a static caravan at Black Dyke Farm near Lakenheath in April last year, where David Lucas had been staying, found a plastic tub containing a small amount of gunpowder and 2,500 rounds of ammunition that he wasn’t authorised to possess, Ipswich Crown Court heard. Lucas, 49, of South Road, Lakenheath, admitted possessing gunpowder without an explosives licence, two offences of possessing prohibited ammunition and one offence of possessing ammunition without a firearm certificate.

Sentencing Lucas, Judge David Goodin said the offences crossed the custody threshold but agreed to pass a 12-month sentence suspended for 12 months after coming to the conclusion that Lucas was eccentric rather than a danger to the public. He ordered Lucas to pay £250 towards prosecution costs and ordered him to reside for 13 weeks at his mother’s house. He told Lucas that in the wrong hands the ammunition was potentially dangerous and warned him to take more care in the future.

Jonathan Davies for Lucas said his client’s attitude had been “negligent and indifferent” rather than a flagrant disregard for the law. He said the small amount of gunpowder found in the caravan was used to set off traps on the farm and he had collected the ammunition over a number of years and planned to display some of the cartridges in picture frames in hunting and fishing lodges.

Mr Davies said Lucas had led a law-abiding life and had been made bankrupt after losing his transport business because of the foot and mouth outbreak in the county in 2001. He said Lucas helped local people by being a parish councillor and was well-respected locally.

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11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Other people have been jailed just for reading terrorist manuals, this jerk stockpiles 2,500 bullets and he receives a suspended sentence, he's allowed to walk free

Judge David Goodin admitted the crimes pass the custody threshold, but evidently "this man makes executioner's equipment" translates into "well respected" in David Goodin's mind

Anonymous said...

When you campare this

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/10335003.stm

with the slap on the wrist handed out to this Nutzie it really is beyond belief.

Old Sailor

JP said...

Amazing. How did this fruitloop walk free?

Anonymous said...

He looks like a character from the film Deliverance.

Anonymous said...

Add one swazstika to his forhead and he could be charles manson lookalike

Denise said...

Meanwhile, the BNP vote continues to evaporate:

North Holme (E. Lindsey DC)

Lab 142 (27.57)
Con 111 (21.55)
BNP 102 (19.81) - 4.9%
LibD 88 (17.09)
Ind 72 (13.98)


2007 result

LibD 457 (75.29)
BNP 150 (24.71)

Wayne, possibly hoping nobody noticed that the BNP contested in 2007, calls this a "great effort".


Ore ward (Hastings BC)

Lab 608 (47.72%)
Con 475 (37.28%)
LibD 158 (12.40%)
BNP 33 (2.59%)

Anonymous said...

Shit, can you imagine the sentence if an animal rights activist was found with that little lot.

The Gombeen Man said...

Where's the banjo, that's what I want to know.

Yep, as a Dubliner who lived in London for 9 years way back when, and was privileged to have had some small involvment with AFA, it was always evident how leniently the fash were treated by the Law in comparison with anti-fascists.

Anonymous said...

"Yep, as a Dubliner who lived in London for 9 years way back when, and was privileged to have had some small involvment with AFA, it was always evident how leniently the fash were treated by the Law in comparison with anti-fascists."

I have great respect for AFA but your fellow Irishman Patrick Hayes probably influenced the Met's policies towards AFA.

Anonymous said...

Funny how the BNP get away with it.

Green Gordon said...

I knew I recognised that face.


Farmer's gallows sales attacked

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/suffolk/4754515.stm

A farmer who builds gallows and has sold them to African countries with poor human rights records has been condemned by Amnesty International.