Seventeen–year-old charged in connection with violent neo-Nazi-inspired terror plot
A seventeen-year-old has reportedly been charged in connection with a violent neo-Nazi-inspired terror plot involving printing firearms.
The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was arrested last week after police searches in Chelmsford and Brentwood in Essex in a “pre-planned, intelligence-led operation”.
It is alleged that he sought to produce plastic guns by a 3D printer, and is accused of drawing up plans for a storage bunker, providing instructions for the production of the firearms, and transferring money to a third party for materials to manufacture the weapons.
The defendant has been charged with preparing acts of terrorism, disseminating a terrorist publication and four counts of possessing material likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism.
He appeared before Westminster Magistrates’ Court via video link and will appear at the Old Bailey on 22nd January.
Campaign Against Antisemitism has been monitoring and acting against the threat from the far-right for years and continues to urge the Jewish community to remain vigilant and welcomes the seriousness with which the police are treating the danger posed by the far-right.