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A Glossop teenager, whose extreme right-wing videos were cited by a man who murdered 10 people in a terrorist attack in the US, has been jailed for encouraging terrorism.
Daniel John Harris also tried to make a gun with a 3D printer.
The 19-year-old made and uploaded five videos to an online channel, between February 2021 and March 2022. In the clips, he praised the 2019 terrorist attacks in New Zealand, criticised peaceful protest, produced how-to guides and called for the death of those who work in the criminal justice system.
Harris’ clips were commented on and referenced seven times by the man who murdered ten people in a racially-motivated attack at a supermarket in Buffalo, USA, in May last year. Further evidence shows another was used on the website of a man accused of killing five people at a gay club in Colorado in November.
A sixth charge related to the possession of the 3D printer, with intent.
Harris was arrested by officers from Counter-Terrorism Policing in the East Midlands (CTP EM) at his home in Glossop on 16 May 2022 – two days after the attack in Buffalo – and charged with a number of offences.
n December, following a trial at Manchester Crown Court, he was found guilty of five counts of encouraging terrorism (contrary to Section 1 of the Terrorism Act 2006) and one count of possession of material for terrorist purposes (contrary to Section 57 of the Terrorism Act 2000).
Today (Friday 27 January), Harris, of Lord Street in Glossop, was jailed for 11-and-a-half-years – with a further three years on licence.