Incident Summary:

08/27/2013: Assailants set fire to a police firearms training center under construction in Portishead town, South West region, England, United Kingdom. No one was hurt in the attack, but the building Sustained extensive fire damage. The Angry Foxes Cell claimed responsibility for the incident, stating that the attack was carried out in conjunction with All Coppers Are Bastards (ACAB).



United Kingdom

Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Police of Avon, Somerset, Gloucestershire, and Wiltshire
Specific Description Under-Construction Firearms Training Center
Nationality of Target Great Britain
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Weapon Details
Paint stripper was used as an accelerant in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Members of two anarchist groups, the Angry Foxes Cell and the All Coppers Are Bastards (ACAB) group, claimed joint responsibility for the incident, stating that it was meant as a protest against the planned killing of over 5000 badgers. The Informal Anarchist Federation (IAF) also claimed responsibility for the fire.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
All Coppers Are Bastards (ACAB) No
Angry Foxes Cell Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Police gun centre probe 'days away'," BBC, August 30, 2013.
"Badger cull: anarchists claim destruction of £16m police firing range,", August 28, 2013.
"Anarchist claim responsibility for arson attack on police building in the UK's South East England," Jane's, August 29, 2013.