One of the Queen’s guards has sparked a terror alert after they allegedly tried to make an explosive device on an army base less than a mile away from Windsor castle.
28-year-old Trooper Danyal Davies, was arrested by military police after he sent a video of himself apparently making an improvised explosive device to a woman he was having an affair with.
Bomb disposal experts were also dispatched to search his accommodation for any potential explosives back in January.
According to the Mail on Sunday, Tpr Davies is also under investigation for allegedly making illegal firearms, including a rocket-propelled grenade launcher.
The Ministry of Defence has since confirmed that there was an “ongoing Royal Military Police investigation”. It is believed that the details have now been transferred to the service prosecuting authority.
A friend has defended Tpr Davies saying he only intended to create replica weapons:
“The firearms were made out of plastic which fire rounds well within the legal limit.
“I thought he was a bit of an idiot for posting the IED video. But there’s nothing illegal about making an electric circuit.’
“There’s no [explosive] charge involved.”
A video was also posted on popular video sharing website, YouTube, which showed Trooper Davies using Army mess tins, cables and household batteries in order to replicate an improvised explosive device.
An Army spokesperson said of the allegations: “These allegations are the subject of an ongoing Royal Military Police investigation; we are unable to comment further.”
According to the Mail, the woman who Tpr Davies had sent the videos to contacted the army as she was concerned that he posed a terror threat.
An investigation is currently ongoing and as more details are released, Royal Central will bring them to you.