Gloucester teen Kyle Davies jailed for mass shooting plot

Kyle DaviesImage copyright Gloucestershire Police
Image caption Kyle Davies was additionally convicted of possession of indecent photos

An adolescent who was discovered responsible of planning a mass shooting has been jailed for 16 years.

Kyle Davies, 19, from Gloucester, tried to purchase a handgun and ammunition for £1,000 from a seller on the darkish net.

He was discovered responsible of trying to own a Glock 17 pistol and ammunition with intent to hazard life, throughout a trial in July.

Judge Paul Cook at Taunton Crown Court stated Davies “had the intention to endanger life in a shooting event”.

Davies was additionally convicted of trying to evade the prohibition on importation of a prohibited weapon, and possession of indecent photos.

During the trial at Gloucester Crown Court the jury heard the Columbine faculty shooters and Anders Breivik in Norway had been “poster boys” to Davies.

A bundle containing the weapon and ammunition Davies had ordered was intercepted within the USA and officers within the UK had been tipped off.

Image copyright South West Regional Organised Crime Unit/PA Wire
Image caption A Glock pistol and ammunition had been ordered on-line by Davies

The parcel was substituted for a dummy one which was delivered by an undercover officer to his dwelling, the place he was arrested.

A search of Davies’ dwelling revealed pc information and notes about mass killers.

He had denied the costs, saying he had purchased the weapon to kill himself, but the courtroom heard he had written out an inventory of different gadgets he needed to purchase together with petrol, a gasoline masks and physique armour.

Davies, who aged 18 on the time of the offences, had additionally drawn 77 stickmen to symbolize the victims of the 2011 explosion and shootings in Norway.

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