Paul Dunleavy Wiki – Paul Dunleavy Biography
A judge ruled that 17-year-old Paul Dunleavy could be named, but called his efforts to carry out the action “incompetent”. Dunleavy, who denied preparing for the attack, was said to have joined a neo-Nazi group called the Feuerkrieg Division (FKD) in July last year.
The group was founded by a 13-year-old Estonian and has been outlawed in the UK this summer after being linked to terrorism around the world.
Paul Dunleavy Arrested & Charge
Dunleavy admitted to owning nine terror guides, and also had videos of the New Zealand terrorist attack that killed 51 people in 2019.
At the Birmingham Crown Court, Judge Paul Farrer QC sentenced the defendant to five years and six months in prison.
Judge Farrer said Dunleavy gave practical advice to other FKD members on firearms, some of whom were convicted of terrorist crimes in other countries.
Although the judge told the accused that he intended to commit a terrorist act, he described his preparations as “incompetent”, adding that it was unlikely to do so.
“Autism affects your maturity and understanding.”
Prosecutors said the aim of the FKD was to overthrow the liberal democratic system by starting a racial war through those who committed mass murder.
After joining FKD’s online chat group, Dunleavy unwittingly began communicating with an undercover police officer and told him, “I’m getting armed and getting in shape.”
The court was told that Dunleavy was investigating how to convert the blank gun and sought advice from a grown friend on where to buy it.
West Midlands Police said that after being arrested at his home in September 2019, detectives seized his phone, found more than 90 documents on firearms, explosives and military tactics, right-wing materials, and online chat conversations.
They also found several knives, air rifles, face skins, camouflage face paint, shotgun cartridges, and shell casings.
“This boy had an unhealthy interest in other attacks around the world and knew exactly which online platforms to join to share his extreme views,” said Det Ch Supt Kenny Bell, head of the West Midlands Counter-Terrorism Unit.
“He believed he had the ability to turn an empty firearm into a viable firearm and was willing to help others with his abilities.”