Teenage boy charged with neo-Nazi terror plot involving 3D-printed guns

Suspect, 17, charged with preparing an act of terrorism 

Lizzie Dearden
Security Correspondent
Monday 04 January 2021 18:14 GMT
The teenager appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Monday
The teenager appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Monday

A teenage boy has been charged with mounting a neo-Nazi terror plot involving the use of 3D-printed guns.

The 17-year-old boy was arrested at his home in Essex on 29 December and stands accused of six terror offences.

He did not enter any pleas during a brief appearance at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Monday.

He has been charged with preparing an act of terrorism, disseminating a terrorist publication and four counts of possessing material useful to a terrorist.

It is alleged that he provided information for the manufacture, by 3D printer, of two printed firearms.

He is accused of transferring funds to another person for the purchase of materials to manufacture the weapons, and of drawing up plans for a storage bunker.

Two residential properties in Chelmsford and Brentwood were searched in connection with the boy's arrest.

West Yorkshire Police said the arrest was a “pre-planned, intelligence-led operation”, led by Counter Terrorism Policing North East and supported by Eastern Region Special Operations Unit and Essex Police.

The defendant has been remanded in custody to appear before the Old Bailey on 22 January.

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