Keighley neo-Nazi terror group jailed for over 30 years

Four members of a neo-Nazi terror cell that manufactured weapons and advocated racist violence have been jailed for over 30 years today (23 June).

We’ve already covered how Daniel Wright, Liam Hall, Stacey Salmon and Samuel Whibley were found guilty of eighteen offenses in March.

The prosecution called them an “extreme fascist cell” in early 2021, who used the Telegram encrypted messaging app to share terrorist material, promote their violent and racist ideology and encourage others to commit acts of violence until an undercover police officer infiltrates the page.

North East Counter Terrorism Police officers have recovered a partially constructed 3D printed gun from the home of Stacey Salmon and her partner Liam Hall. Specialist analysis of the firearm revealed that, although incomplete; it would otherwise be lethal if fully assembled.

Officers also recovered other weapons, how-to guides for making explosives, chemicals and neo-Nazi propaganda, following searches at various addresses.

Samuel Whibley, of Angelsey in Wales, formerly admitted distributing the terrorist handbook to notorious US-based neo-Nazi James Mason.

The white supremacist terrorist who murdered 51 Muslims in Christchurch, New Zealand, earned reverence from those in the group chat, alongside the live stream of the murders.

Each member of the terror group was 29, apart from Liam Hall, 31, of Hill Top Walk in Keighley, West Yorkshire, who was sentenced to six years in prison for making an infringing firearm of Section 5(2A). ) of the Firearms Act 1968 and possessing a firearm, contrary to S5(1)(aba) of the Firearms Act 1968.

Stacey Salmon, of the same Hill Top Walk address, was guilty of possession of a firearm contrary to section 5(1)(aba) of the Firearms Act 1968 and was sentenced to three years in prison.

Daniel Wright of Whinfield Avenue in Keighley, West Yorkshire, convicted of seven offences, received a 12-year sentence and will be subject to a Serious Crime Prevention Order and Part 4 Service Order ( for a period of thirty years) upon his release from prison.

For Samuel Whibley, of Derwen Deg, Menai Bridge in the Isle of Anglesey, he was convicted of eight terrorism offenses which included encouraging terrorism (contrary to Section 1 of the Terrorism Act 2006 ) and the dissemination of terrorist material to encourage terrorism, contrary to section 2 of the Terrorism Act 2006. Following the ten-year prison sentence, he will receive a Serious Crime Prevention Order and a thirty-year Part 4 Service Order.

T/ Detective Chief Superintendent Peter Craig, North East Counter Terrorism Police Chief, said in a press release“Today’s result highlights the seriousness of the offenses committed by these individuals and the verdict rendered by the Jury last March.

“We work tirelessly to identify individuals who have an extremist mindset and threaten the security and unity of our diverse communities.

“Anyone who engages in terrorist activity or violent extremism in any form can expect to be identified and brought to justice.”

Tell MAMA hails prison sentences, demonstrating how neo-Nazis and white supremacists online continue to pose a deeply concerning threat to Muslims and other minorities across the UK, with several other recent convictions showing a deeply worrying trend.

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