17-year-old charged with alleged ‘neo-Nazi’ terror plot involving 3D-printed firearms

A teenage boy has been charged over an alleged neo-Nazi-inspired terrorist plot involving printed firearms.

The 17-year-old, from Essex, was arrested on the morning of December 29 and later charged with six terrorism offences.

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

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

West Yorkshire Police said the arrest was a "pre-planned, intelligence-led operation", led by Counter Terrorism Policing North East.

The boy has been charged with engaging in the preparation of an act 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 on Monday and was remanded in custody to appear before the Old Bailey on January 22.


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