Four people arrested concerning far-right terrorism earlier this month have been charged with multiple terrorism offences and will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court today (May 14).

Three of the individuals charged, named as Daniel Wright, 29, Liam Hall, 30, and Stacey Salmon, 28, all reside in Keighley in West Yorkshire, concern allegations that “they possessed an article, namely components of a 3D-printed firearm, in circumstances which give rise to a reasonable suspicion that their possession was for a purpose connected with the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism”, a press release published this morning from Counter Terrorism Policing North East.

The fourth individual, identified as Samuel Whibley, 28, of Derwen Deg, Menai Bridge, in the Isle of Anglesey, is charged with six offences of the encouragement of terrorism contrary to Section 1 of the Terrorism Act 2006, and two offences of disseminating a terrorist publication that encourages terrorism contrary to Section 2 of the Terrorism Act 2006.

On and before 1 May, 2021, Daniel Wright, Liam Hall, and Stacey Salmon, are accused of having in their possession, without authority, a firearm which either has a barrel less than 30 centimetres in length or is less than 60 centimetres in length overall (Contrary to section 5(1)(aba) Firearms Act 1968).

Counter-terror police had initially made five arrests on May 1 in Anglesey, Bradford and Swindon. An extension approval a day later allowed the continued detention and questioning of the suspects. By May 7, counter-terror police released a 16-year-old from Swindon from custody without charge. A further extension allowed the police to question suspects until May 15, before charging decisions became public knowledge.


Daniel Wright, of Whinfield Avenue, Keighley, West Yorkshire, is charged with:

One offence of disseminating a terrorist publication that encourages terrorism contrary to Section 2 of the Terrorism Act 2006

One offence of possessing articles connected with an act of terrorism contrary to Section 57 of the Terrorism Act 2000

Three offences of possessing a document or record likely to be useful to a person committing an act of terrorism contrary to Section 58 of the Terrorism Act 2000

One offence of manufacturing a firearm contrary to Section 5(2A) of the Firearms Act 1968

One offence of possession of a firearm contrary to S5 (1)(aba) of the Firearms Act 1968

Liam Hall, of Hill Top Walk, Keighley, West Yorkshire, is charged with:

One offence of possessing articles connected with an act of terrorism contrary to Section 57 of the Terrorism Act 2000

One offence of manufacturing a firearm contrary to Section 5(2A) of the Firearms Act 1968

One offence of possession of a firearm contrary to S5 (1)(aba) of the Firearms Act 1968

Stacey Salmon, of Hill Top Walk, Keighley, West Yorkshire, is charged with:

One offence of possessing articles connected with an act of terrorism contrary to Section 57 of the Terrorism Act 2000

One offence of possession a firearm contrary to Section 5(1)(aba) of the Firearms Act 1968

Update (14/05/21):

The BBC’s Daniel De Simone reports that one of the accusations against Daniel Wright concerns the alleged transmission of an image of the Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh with links to a folder of materials. Concerning Samuel Whibley, some accusations relate to the alleged running a far-right Telegram channel and sending out instructions on 3D-printed guns.

All four defendants were remanded in custody and due to appear at a hearing at the Old Bailey on May 28.