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Former British soldier and ‘ISIS slayer’ who pleaded for funds so he could fight in Iraq is revealed as a convicted rapist on the run

  • Barry Hall, 41, claims he is fighting in a unit called the Daesh Hunting Club
  • Was convicted of rape and common assault at Derby Crown Court in 2015
  • Court sentenced him to seven years in absence and he is still on the run
  • A crowdfunding appeal has raised £1,718 of donations for the Briton 

A former British soldier, who styled himself the ‘ISIS slayer’ while asking for funds to help him fight in Iraq, has been revealed as a convicted rapist on the run from police.

Barry Hall, also known as Bazza, claims he is fighting with other Britons in a unit called the Daesh Hunting Club.

The rogue volunteers claim to have teamed up with Kurdish forces and the 41-year-old has used social media to post images of himself apparently arresting ISIS fighters.

A crowdfunding appeal on the Go Fund Me website, reportedly set up by the ex-soldier to ask for donations, has already raised £1,718 from 42 people.

But police have revealed that Hall is a convicted rapist who was sentenced in his absence to seven years in prison, after he failed to turn up at Derby Crown Court last year.


A spokesperson for Derbyshire Police said today: ‘We can confirm that Barry Hall was sentenced to seven years, in his absence, on July 10, 2015 at Derby Crown Court.

‘He was found guilty of two rapes and a common assault and pleaded guilty to an ABH and an assault by beating.

When Hall did not show for his court appearance on April 25, 2015 a bench warrant was issued and the man is still wanted by police.

‘As we are aware that Barry Hall is out of the country there’s no policing purpose in releasing his photo in an attempt to trace him,’ the police spokesperson added.

Hall tweets under the name @bazza11311 and describes himself on Twitter as an ‘ex British soldier serving within a unit of western volunteers that



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