Two men and a woman were arrested in a probe into right-wing terrorist activity. They are accused of possessing parts of 3D printed guns.

  • Daniel Wright, Liam Hall, 30 and Stacey Salmon (30) appeared at Old Bailey via video link. They were both 29 years old.
  • They are also charged with possessing parts of a 3D-printed firearm intended for terrorist purposes.
  • A fourth defendant, Samuel Whibley, 28, is charged with six offences of the encouragement of terrorism and disseminating a terrorist publication
  • All four of them entered not guilty pleas to a total 20 terror and firearms accusations.

Three people arrested in an investigation into right wing terrorism deny possessing parts of a 3D printed firearm.

Today, Daniel Wright, Liam Hall, and Stacey Salmon were all arrested for terror offenses.

All three face the same charge: possessing parts of a 3D-printed firearm intended for terrorist purposes. 

Liam Hall, 30, pictured with his girlfriend, Stacey Salmon, 28, are both charged with the possession of components of a 3D-printed firearm for terrorist purposes

Liam Hall, 30, pictured with his girlfriend, Stacey Salmon, 28, are both charged with the possession of components of a 3D-printed firearm for terrorist purposes

Samuel Whibley (28), of Derwen Deg Menai Bridge in Anglesey is charged with six counts of encouraging terrorism.

He was also charged with disseminating terrorist publications.

They were all arrested in May at addresses in West Yorkshire and North Wales.

They appeared in court via videolink, from Yorkshire prisons, and entered not guilty pleas for a total of 20 terror-related and firearms charges. 

After the arrests, Martin Snowden, Detective Chief Superintendent and Head of Counter Terrorism Policing North East said that ‘We understand that these arrests as well as police activity have caused considerable worry within our communities, in particularly the impact of speculation about them and ongoing inquiries across social networks.

“Public safety remains our number-one priority at all time.” An extensive and thorough investigation has led to these four individuals being put before courts. ‘

Salmon, 28, pictured, has four children with boyfriend Liam Hall, 30, and is charged with possessing articles for terrorist purposes and possessing a firearm

Salmon, 28 years old, is pictured with Liam Hall, 30. He is charged for possessing articles for terrorist purpose and possessing a weapon

Wright, 29 years old, of Whinfield Avenue in Keighley, West Yorkshire is charged with disseminating terrorist publications that encourage terrorism and offences manufacturing and possessing firearms.

He is also charged with possessing articles related to terrorism and possessing documents or records likely to be helpful to a person committing an attack on terrorism, in violation of section 58 of The Terrorism Act. 

Liam Hall (30), of Hill Top Walk is charged with possessing terrorist articles and possessing and making a firearm.

Stacey Salmon (28), Hill Top Walk, Keighley West Yorkshire, is Hall’s girlfriend. Together they have four children. She is charged with possessing articles terrorist and possessing a weapon. 

Pictured: Daniel Wright, 29, is charged with offences of disseminating a terrorist publication, possessing articles for terrorist purposes and the collection of information contrary to section 58 of the Terrorism Act

Pictured: Daniel Wright (29), is charged with the following offenses: Disseminating terrorist publications, possessing articles for terrorist purpose, and the collection information contrary to section 56 of the Terrorism Act

All of the offenses are alleged to have occurred between January and May, prior to their arrests in May 1.

According to The Sun, Wright and Hall are believed to have made this gun. 

After all four of them denied the charges Mr Justice Spencer took them into custody.

They will be appearing in court at Sheffield Crown Court on January 11th 2022. 

3D-printed guns: The dangers 

A variety of 3D-printed gun designs are now freely available online.

The Liberator is the first 3D-printed gun capable of killing someone.

Prior to the Liberator, initial attempts to make guns out of plastic often failed to explode when they tried to fire bullets.

However, this proof of concept gun showed that it is possible to make a lethal weapon from plastic.

A number of other guns have since appeared on the internet.

In late 2013 a gun enthusiast in Wisconsin showed off a working firearm called the Lulz Liberator, made from less than £15 ($25) worth of plastic, that could fire .38 calibre bullets without being damaged.

In July, a Youtube user displayed ‘The Grizzly’, a 3D printed rifle capable of firing.22 caliber bullets.

These guns were one-shot only – the barrel had to be removed after each shot – but in August another gun enthusiast unveiled the Reprringer, capable of holding and firing five bullets.

The rapid advancement of technology shows how close these guns are getting to accurately replicating real-life weapons.

Fosscod users may minimize the danger, but the sight of plastic guns being made is alarming.

They can also be passed through metal detectors and not picked up because they are made from plastic.

For the moment, however, ammo or firing pins must be made from metal.

However, it is possible that future guns could be 3D printed, including the ammunition.