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UK soldier Ryan McGee admits making nail bomb


A serving soldier from Manchester charged with a terror offence has admitted making a nail bomb.

Ryan McGee, 19, was serving with the 5th Battalion The Rifles when he was detained in December at an Army base in Germany after the discovery of a suspicious device at a Salford house.

He also admitted a separate charge at the Old Bailey of possessing a copy of The Anarchist Cookbook on bombs.

McGee, of Mellor Street, Eccles, was bailed ahead of sentencing in November.

The Anarchist Cookbook includes instructions for the manufacture of explosives as well as for home-manufacturing of drugs.

McGee admitted possession of information likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terror and making explosives contrary to the Explosives Substance Act by making an Improvised Explosive Device.

BBC News, 3 October 2014

Update:  See “Salford soldier pleads guilty to making nail bomb and having bomb-making manual The Anarchist Cookbook”, Manchester Evening News, 3 October 2014

Update 2:  See “Teenage soldier who made nail bomb and owned terror handbook dressed in Klu Klux Klan costume for Facebook photo”, Daily Mirror, 4 October 2014

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  • Anonymous

    According to “respected” news media, he’s just mentally insane

  • jameyfan

    so who’s the terrorist now eh?

  • Capt. Hennessy

    “Teenage soldier who made nail bomb and owned terror handbook…”

    Interesting headline. We are being told to see him as just a teenager, a boy without a clue. He’s a trained soldier with the knowledge to maim and kill. If he had been a 16 yr old Muslim you would not see “teenager” not only in the headlines but no where in the article itself.

  • HSkol

    Well, no reasonable person would argue against the EDL being considered a hate group. I think they should be listed as a terrorist organization as well. Their intent seems more aimed at instilling fear in others than “motivating people politically” (as they’d proclaim to be their goal). They do have a track record of violence, which further shows their terroristic predisposition/mold. Bastards.

  • sasboy

    Home grown extremist ?

  • Reynardine

    Do they still do that?

  • Reynardine

    Patterning himself after the worst English role models isn’t good enough for him. He must emulate the most infamous AmeriCrumbs.

  • Friend of Bosnia

    Yeah, but they really should drum him out, with ripping off his buttons, emblems and badges in front of the whole assembled troop.

  • The greenmantle

    I dont think he will be a soldier for long . 🙂
    Dishonerable dishcharge heading his way plus prison .

    Sir David

  • Anonymous

    Another EDL waste of oxygen, why im I not surprised

    Is it time people should classify the EDL as a terrorist organization?

  • mindy1

    Way to be an honorable person and soldier >:(

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