White supremacist caught with deadly ricin at Durham home jailed for ‘horrific’ child abuse images

A white supremacist who once kept a chemical weapon in his kitchen cupboard has been sent back to prison for having “the most horrific” child abuse images.

Ian Delaney, aka Davison, was first person in the country to be convicted and jailed for producing a chemical weapon when he was locked up for 10 years in 2010 for offences including preparing acts of terrorism. Police had found deadly ricin in a jam jar when they raided his suburban home in County Durham in 2009.

Known as Ian Davison at the time, Delaney was a member of the Aryan Strike Force and he had set up a website for the group, which promoted violence against “non-white ethnic groups”. He was released in June 2014 but is subject to notification requirements under the Terrorism Act until the year 2045. This means he must keep the authorities informed about his internet access, phone devices, banking and other aspects of his day to day life.

He was jailed for breaching those requirements between March 2015 and January 2016 by failing to declare he had an internet enabled phone. Now, appearing at Newcastle Crown Court via video-link from HMP Frankland, he has been jailed for 44 months with a one year extended licence for further breaches of the order by having phones, a laptop, email address and cryptocurrency accounts that he had not informed the authorities about, as well as having vile images of child abuse and growing cannabis.

Prosecutor Peter Ratliff told the court a hard-drive and laptop seized during searches at properties linked to Delaney in 2021 contained thousands of child abuse images. Mr Ratliff said the hard drive contained a total of in excess of 3,000 child abuse images, with 1,281 being of the most serious category.

Delaney’s HP laptop contained a further 3,000 images, with 1,400 of them being the most serious category.. Mr Ratliff said the images were of the “most horrific nature” and added: “A detective constable reported that in his career these were by far the most extreme images and videos he had ever had to view.”

Further searches at Delaney’s home and allotment revealed he had been growing cannabis, with intent to sell it. Around £3,000 worth of the drug was found at his allotment.

Delaney, 55, of Longhirst, Coulby Newham, Middlesbrough, Teesside, admitted five charges of failing to comply with notification requirements, making indecent images of children as well as production of cannabis and possessing the drug with intent to supply.

As well as the latest prison sentence, he now has to sign the sex offenders register and abide by a sexual harm prevention order for ten years.

Tom Bennett, defending, said Delaney had become increasingly isolated but has support from his partner.

Detective Constable Dave Medd from the Paedophile Online Investigation Team (POLIT) at Cleveland Police said: “This was one of the worst cases I have dealt with due to the disturbing nature of the images.

“The victims in these images suffer horrendous ordeals, and as a force we’re committed to doing everything possible to bring those who access such images to justice.”

Head of Counter Terrorism Policing North East, Detective Chief Superintendent James Dunkerley said: “Those subject to notification orders are strictly monitored, and breaches of any kind are taken extremely seriously and will be prosecuted.

“We continue to work tirelessly alongside our partners to identify any further offending and ensure that individuals are brought to justice.”

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