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The 58-year-old neo-Nazi farmer kept grenades, mines and explosives in his country house


The 58-year-old neo-Nazi farmer kept grenades, mines and explosives in his country house and stored cyanide next to the ginger beer in his refrigerator, the court hears

  • Police found an arsenal of explosives on Russell Wadge's [58] property
  • Officials ransacked his home at Baglan Farm in Trimsaran, Carmarthenshire
  • Prosecutor Tom Little said hydrogen cyanide was discovered in the freezer
  • Mr Little said even those upset about Brexit delays would not have access to this range of chemicals

A suspected neo-Nazi had kept an arsenal of explosives in his country house and kept deadly cyanide poison in his refrigerator alongside ginger beer and cream salad, a court heard.

After the raid, the anti-terror police found large stocks of poisons as well as grenades, mines and explosives Country house of Russell Wadge, 58, on Baglan Farm in Trimsaran, Carmarthenshire.

During their raid on the property, which is estimated to be worth £ 250,000, officials also discovered the farmer's interest in Nazis and white supremacy.

Newport Crown Court heard that Wadge "proudly admitted" that hydrogen cyanide was "one of the fastest-acting poisons known to man."

Counter-terrorism police found an arsenal of explosives and large stocks of poison after raiding Russell Wadge, 58, at Baglan Farm in Trimsaran, Carmarthenshire. Pictured: police officers on the farm

Tom Little QC, prosecutor said, "Hydrogen cyanide was discovered in the freezer and a pint glass with a liquid with a sticker indicating poison was found in the refrigerator between the cream of lettuce and the ginger beer."

When the married father was questioned by police, he said he did not believe in extremism and was "very interested" in chemistry.

However, Mr. Little added, “This is not about naive enthusiasm in chemistry – we say it's so much more.

& # 39; We have to take the B word – Brexit – into account.

"There were those who were frustrated and excited by the delays in the Brexit process but didn't have access to this range of chemicals."

Substances in Wadge's possession included nickel cyanide, hydrogen cyanide, copper potassium cyanide, sodium cooper potassium cyanide, and potassium cyanide.

The jury heard that Internet research also showed great interest in the terrorist attack by the white supremacists in New Zealand in 2019.

Pictured: A police officer arrives at the scene after a man was found with explosives in his home

Pictured: A police officer arrives at the scene after a man was found with explosives in his home

Suspicions were then piqued when Wadge ordered a range of chemicals online to be shipped to his rundown small operation in the country.

Wadge is said to have planned to use the weapons "sometime" in the future.

The jury heard that police also found books describing how to make improvised plastic explosives, three jars of gunpowder, and that Ingredients for the "very dangerous explosive" called triacetone triperoxide TATP – as used in the 2017 Manchester Arena bombings – on the property.

Grenade, mine and scale drawings of a KGB weapon using hydrogen cyanide were also discovered.

The farmer reportedly told police, "If it's shady or toxic, I love it."

Wadge denies 28 charges of possession of explosive devices and chemical weapons. He admitted five charges of illegal possession of toxic chemicals without a license.

The Newport Crown Court trial continues.

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