Neo-Nazi farmer with cyanide who 'wanted to kill Remainers' is jailed
Neo-Nazi farmer, 58, who ‘wanted to kill Remainers’ after being ‘frustrated over Brexit’ is jailed for 12 months for storing bottles of cyanide next to ginger beer in his fridge
- Police found cyanide bottles stored next to groceries in Russell Wadge’s fridge
- The 58-year-old claimed he was a chemicals enthusiast as ‘explosives are fun’
- Wadge was ‘frustrated over Brexit’ and ‘planned to attack Remainers’, court told
- The Welsh farmer was interested in white supremacy, Nazi Germany and the EDL
- A judge at Newport Crown Court jailed Wadge for 12 months
A Neo-Nazi farmer has been jailed for storing bottles of cyanide next to ginger beer and salad cream in his fridge.
Russell Wadge, 58, was ‘frustrated over Brexit’ and he ‘planned to use the chemicals to attack Remainers’, his trial at Newport Crown Court was told.
Wadge had his country home raided by anti-terrorism police in July 2019 who found the poison on fridge shelves next to his groceries.
He was also found with an arsenal of weapons, including grenades and mines and instructions on how to make nerve gas.
Wadge was also interested in white supremacy, Nazi Germany and had sent funds to the English Defence League, his trial heard.
But he claimed he did not have any extremist views and was just a chemicals enthusiast because ‘explosives are fun.’
A court heard Russell Wadge, 58, stored poison in the fridge at his Carmarthenshire home which was discovered during a raid by anti-terrorism police
Wadge was found with an arsenal of weapons, including grenades and mines, at his home
The court heard counter-terrorism police found poison in the fridge when they raided his home in the quiet village of Trimsaran, Carmarthenshire, in June last year.
Wadge also has a property in Portugal containing chemicals including hydrogen cyanide in the freezer.
Wadge allegedly told police: ‘If it’s dodgy or poison, I love it.’
Wadge pleaded guilty to five counts of possessing cyanide chemicals without a licence.
A jury at Newport Crown Court found him not guilty of 25 counts of possessing or having control of explosive substances.
Wadge was also found to have interests in white supremacy and had given funds to the English Defence League, the court heard
A jury at Newport Crown Court found Wadge not guilty of 25 counts of possessing or having control of explosive substances. Pictured: some of the ammunition found at his home
He was also allegedly found with an arsenal of weapons, including grenades and mines
He was also cleared of three counts of using, developing or participating in the transfer of chemical weapons.
Judge Geraint Walters jailed Wadge for 12 months – but he is due to be released shortly after serving time on remand.
Judge Walters said: ‘You are an opinionated individual and intolerant of those who disagree with you, there’s no doubt that is part of your personality and it’s a hugely unattractive part of your personality.
Some of the chemical substances found at Russell Wadge’s country home in Carmarthenshire
Pictured: A police officer on scene after a man was found with explosives in his home
‘You are an uncompromising individual with views, which you are entitled to have, while intolerant of other people’s views if they don’t coincide with your own.
‘You have no respect for the law by which you time and time again pour scorn on and upon the police and lawmakers in the country.
‘I find it ironic that a man who has dedicated many years of his life that Great British values should return to the exclusion of all others should abandon that country and go to live somewhere you wanted the UK out of.
‘If you were in part of the country where I was living, I would be keeping a very close eye on you.’
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