Norway massacre: British traders helped supply Breivik’s arsenal of weapons
Breivik used eBay traders across the world including the UK to obtain armaments for the shooting spree on Utoya island and chemicals for the bomb he detonated in Oslo, killing a total of 77 people.
Offering guidance on how to plan mass murder and acquire an arsenal in the 1,500-page “manifesto” he put on the internet on the day of the attacks, the killer wrote “eBay is your friend”.
A Sunday Telegraph investigation examined thousands of online transactions to uncover the purchases he made over a seven-month period. It showed that an essential chemical for the bomb was bought from a British trader for just a few pounds, and that a British tool company sold Breivik equipment which he used to make poison-tipped bullets.
A British man based in the United States sold the Norwegian killer the “Hazmat” suit that he wore to mix chemicals for the fertiliser-based bomb.