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West Yorkshire: Neo-Nazi couple jailed after trying to make a gun with a 3D printer in their family home | UK News

Written by Javed Iqbal

A neo-Nazi couple with four children who bought a 3D printer and tried to make a gun in the family home have both been jailed after being found guilty of firearms.

The children of Liam Hall, 31, and Stacey Salmon, 30, are already believed to be the subject of a care order.

The couple lived on a property in Keighley, West Yorkshire, with their children, where police found the weapon in the kitchen along with chemicals in pans on the stove.

Using a 3D printer, Hall had “printed” plastic parts for the firearm, called the PG22 MkII, which could then be assembled with metal components to create a functional and deadly firearm.

Read more: 3D-printed weapons appear on the streets of Britain – and the police are paying attention

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The couple bought a 3D printer and tried to make a gun in the family home. Photo: Gardham / CTPNE.

In the kitchen was an electric hob with remnants of black powder that had been used to make explosives, but the couple told the court they made rockets for their children during lockdown.

At Sheffield Crown Court, Hall was sentenced to six years in prison for manufacturing a firearm and possession of a firearm, and Salmon was jailed for three years for possessing a firearm.

They were helped to make the firearm by Hall’s best friend, Daniel Wright, 30, who lived on the next street in Braithwaite, Keighley, and was a frequent visitor to the family home.

Chat rooms posted links to help others make a ‘semi-automatic’ pistol

Wright had joined an encrypted chat room that aired right-wing extremist propaganda aimed at radicalizing members, including children, and giving instructions on the use of weapons.

He was jailed for 12 years for manufacturing a firearm and possessing a lot of electronic publications, including terrorist manuals and books with detailed instructions on killing and making improvised explosives and firearms.

A fourth man, Samuel Whibley, 29, from Anglesey, North Wales, ran the chat room used by Wright and had investigated the manufacture of another firearm, called an FGC-9, and posted links and a file online to do so. enabling others to manufacture semi-automatic pistol-caliber carbine.

He was jailed for 10 years for eight charges of inciting terrorism and spreading terrorist material.

The four people ‘celebrated racist violence and murder’

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The couple told the court that they made rockets for their children during the lockdown. Photo: Gardham / CTPNE.

Annabel Darlow QC had told the Sheffield Crown Court that the four defendants were members of an “extreme fascist cell for the first four months of 2021.”

She told the jury that the four members “embraced extreme right-wing propaganda and celebrated racist violence and killings.”

Hall and Wright were found guilty of making the gun, and Wright was found guilty of possessing the firearm for terrorism after bragging about it online to an undercover police officer.

Hall and Salmon were found guilty of possessing the printed weapon, but acquitted of having it for terrorist purposes after telling the jury that it was intended as a toy gun and did not work because the plastic was not strong enough.

However, Wright was also found guilty of one charge of spreading terrorist publications and three charges of possession of terrorist information.

Whibley was found guilty of seven counts of proliferation and one of encouraging terrorism.

Police said the four people “came together in a private online chat group to share extreme right-wing views and propaganda, influence and indoctrinate others and support the use of violence to advance their cause.”

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