EXCLUSIVE: Former UKIP council election candidate charged with far-right terror offence over podcast


A MAN who stood for UKIP in a local council election has been charged with inciting others to commit acts of terrorism

Tyrone Patten-Walsh was a candidate for the party in the Havering Council elections in east London in 2018. The 33-year-old from Romford and Christopher Gibbons, 38, from Carshalton, south London, were charged on August 16 with inciting others to commit acts of terrorism, contrary to section one of the Terrorism Act , between March 2019 and February 2020.

The indictments state "(You) published a statement that was likely to be understood by some or all of the members of the public to whom it was published as a direct or indirect encouragement or other inducement to them to the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism or convention offences and at the time when you published it you intended members of the public to be, or were reckless as to whether they would be directly or indirectly encouraged or otherwise induced by the statement to commit, prepare or instigate acts of terrorism."

Gibbons is also charged with dissemination of terrorist publications, contrary to section two of the Terrorism Act 2006. A CPS spokesman said: "They are alleged to have been co-hosting an extreme right wing podcast series called Black Wolf Radio. They both appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court this month and were conditionally bailed to next appear at the Old Bailey in October. A Met Police spokesman said: "The charges following their arrest on 18 May 2021, as part of an investigation led by the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command. The charges relate to extreme right wing terrorism."

It is not clear if Patten-Walsh is still a member of UKIP and the party did not respond to requests for comment.