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Anglesey man jailed for 10 years for part in ‘extreme fascist’ cell

23 Jun 2022 2 minutes Read
Counter Terrorism Policing North East handout photo of Samuel Whibley.

A man from Anglesey has been jailed for 10 years for taking part in what prosecutors called an “extreme fascist” cell.

Samuel Whibley, 29, of Derwen Deg, Menai Bridge, Anglesey, was found guilty of eight terrorism offences including the encouragement of terrorism, and the dissemination of a terrorist publication.

He was one of four members of the cell, which was found to have engaged in a range of activities such as making pistol parts on a 3D printer, encouraged terrorism and celebrated extreme right-wing attacks around the world.

Using a Telegram channel called Oaken Hearth, members exchanged terror manuals, shared racist ideology, and posted videos of atrocities including the Christchurch mosque mass murder, jurors were told during an 11-week trial.

An undercover police officer infiltrated the group, leading to the four members being convicted of a total of 18 offences in March.

A partially-constructed 3-D printed firearm was found at the home in Hill Top Walk, Keighley, West Yorkshire, of two of the group, 31-year-old Liam Hall, and his partner Stacey Salmon, 30.

Examination by a specialist confirmed that despite being incomplete, the weapon could have proved lethal if fully assembled.

Other weapons were also recovered from the gang, as well as chemicals, practical guides for making explosives and extreme right-wing texts and videos.

‘Extremist’

Daniel Wright, 30, of Whinfield Avenue, Keighley, West Yorkshire, was found guilty of seven offences including an offence of manufacturing a firearm contrary and was jailed for 12 years at Sheffield Crown Court.

Hall was found guilty of an offence of manufacturing a firearm, and possessing a firearm and was jailed for six years.

Salmon was convicted of possessing a firearm and was jailed for three years.

When the trial began in January, Annabel Darlow QC, prosecuting, said the defendants were members of an “extreme fascist” cell during the first four months of 2021.

After the sentencing, Temporary Detective Chief Superintendent Peter Craig, head of Counter Terrorism Policing North East, said: “We work tirelessly to identify individuals who have an extremist mindset and threaten the safety and unity of our diverse communities.

“Anyone found to be engaging in terrorist activity, or violent extremism in any form, can expect to be identified and put before the courts.”


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Pob lwc
Pob lwc
13 days ago

Odds on he’s a YesCymru member.

Dai Rob
Dai Rob
13 days ago
Reply to  Pob lwc

lol

I.Humphrys
I.Humphrys
13 days ago
Reply to  Pob lwc

Yes Yorkshire, more like. Not that Yorkshire shouldn’t have one, of course.

Johnny Gamble
Johnny Gamble
13 days ago
Reply to  I.Humphrys

I agree this sort of thing is unacceptable everywhere.

Leigh Richards
Leigh Richards
13 days ago
Reply to  Pob lwc

Er think you’ll find british neo fascists are violently opposed to welsh indy – edward ‘longshanks’ is their guiding light when it comes to matters regarding wales and the welsh.

Orwig
Orwig
12 days ago
Reply to  Pob lwc

I thought fascists were more into the Russian lapdogs, the Tory’s

Johnny Gamble
Johnny Gamble
13 days ago

Just because he lives in Menai Bridge that doesn’t necessarily make him an Anglesey Man.It would be interesting to know if he is actually from Ynys Mon.

Gareth Westacott
Gareth Westacott
13 days ago

If he’s been living in Wales for 10 mins, that makes him as Welsh as anybody. Remember, we are an ‘inclusive’ nation, and literally anybody can be Welsh. Lol

Last edited 13 days ago by Gareth Westacott
hdavies15
hdavies15
12 days ago

We need to be a touch more careful about who gets a welcome. White flighters are not here to integrate but to impose their supremacist values on everything that gets in their way. Sadly some natives like the junk they import and embrace it.

Gareth Westacott
Gareth Westacott
12 days ago
Reply to  hdavies15

Well, I don’t know by what mechanism you’re going to select exactly ‘who gets a welcome’ and then filter out those who don’t. Wales is just an ‘open house’ at present.

Not My Real Name
Not My Real Name
12 days ago

Yes. This is true. Also despite his name, maybe he is Welsh born. We cannot use “not true Welshman” fallacy. We need to accept that not all Welsh people are awesome. Most, yes. Not all.

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