Ex-BNP member ‘obsessed with guns and explosives’ who turned his home into a bomb factory is jailed for 11 years

This is the fearsome collection of guns, bombs and ammunition found at the home of a former British National Party activist fascinated by ‘things that went bang’. For a decade Terrance Gavan stockpiled an arsenal of home-made weapons, including nail and ball-bearing bombs, shotguns, pen guns and pistols. The 39-year-old former neo-Nazi turned his home into a bomb and gun factory, leaving hand grenades, shotguns, knives and fireworks littered around his attic bedroom. Gavan, a former soldier, had converted it into a workshop, complete with a metal lathe and bullet press which he kept alongside an extensive collection of weapons and military equipment, including knives, a samurai sword, camouflage clothing, guns and bullets. The cache was discovered when anti-terror police searched the terraced house he shared with his mother in May last year after Gavan was linked to a website selling parts for weapons. They discovered 54 homemade explosive devices which he had constructed over a decade, including 21 nail bombs, four bombs packed with ball bearings and 28 other devices, such as pipe-bombs and reactivated hand grenades. One booby-trap bomb was even disguised as a packet of cigarettes. Yesterday, the weapons-obsessed loner was jailed for 11 years at the Old Bailey

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