BNP man Terrance Gavan jailed over cache of arms at Batley home

A BNP member who spent a decade building up a cache of weapons in a bedroom hideaway in Kirklees has been jailed for 11 years.

Bus driver Terrance Gavan, 39, manufactured highly dangerous firearms and explosives at the home where he lived with his mother in Batley. But when police raided the house, they discovered 54 improvised explosive devices including nail bombs and a booby-trapped cigarette packet at the address, as well as 12 firearms.

The former soldier told detectives that he had “a fascination with things that go bang”, the Old Bailey heard. But Gavan also had a “strong hostility” towards immigrants and planned to target an address he had seen on a television programme that he believed was linked to the July 7 bomb attacks in London.

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