Gloucester teen researched how to make napalm as gun and bullets he tried to buy are shown to jury
By Court reporter | 10th July 2019
A deadly handgun and five hollow-nosed bullets were handed around among jurors at Gloucester Crown Court today amid tight security.
Police officers brought the Glock 17 pistol and the 9mm bullets into the court during the third day of the trial of 19-year-old Kyle Davies who tried to import the weapon and ammunition into the UK - allegedly to use in a mass killing.
Davies admits attempting to possess the pistol and ammunition on 20th June last year but has denied having an intent to endanger life.
Jurors this afternoon examined the black Glock gun and the rounds of ammunition which prosecutor Anna Vigars QC said were "designed to cause maximum damage."
Earlier the court heard that Davies, of the Wotton area of Gloucester, had been researching on the Internet how to make napalm.
Police also found other handbooks on terrorism, murder and massacre on a memory stick in the defendant's bedroom.
The jury was told that a detailed 'manifesto of terror' prepared by a Norwegian mass killer was also found on Davies' computer equipment
His internet researches showed a clear interest in massacres, acts of terrorism and school shootings, the prosecution said.
The jury was told that it was a Glock handgun thast was used in the massacre in Norway in July 2011 when 69 teenagers were killed at a beach resort by Anders Behring Breivik, who was disguised as a police officer.
Ms Vigars outlined to the Gloucester jury a wealth of documentation from the 'manifesto of terror' prepared by Brevik in which he referred to the 'rise of Islam' and 'how to solve the Islam problem.'
The manifesto and other terrorist information was discovered on the defendant's laptop, mobile phone and memory stick, the jury was told.
"It outlined how to purchase armour, weapons and explosives from the Dark Web," said the barrister.
Also there were references to school shootings such as the infamous Columbine massacre in Colorado in 1999 when 12 pupils and one teacher were killed and 21 oither people were wounded, the court was told.
Ms Vigars told the jury that a list of costings, weapons and bombs for acts of terrorism in the defendant's own handwriting was also found in his bedroom.
The trial continues on Thursday.
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