Teenagers guilty of killing man with stolen marine distress flare – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted August 29th, 2017 in explosives, homicide, press releases, theft, young offenders by tracey

‘Two teenagers have today (24 August) been found guilty of manslaughter after they threw a lit marine distress flare into a car where a man was sleeping.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 24th August 2017

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Judge criticises airport security for ‘erroneously’ thinking pipe bomb was not viable and releasing passenger – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 24th, 2017 in airports, explosives, judgments, news by sally

‘A judge has criticised airport security for making the “erroneous and potentially dangerous” conclusion that a pipe bomb in a passenger’s luggage was not viable, as the would-be attacker was jailed for 18 years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd August 2017

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Man caught with pipe bomb at Manchester airport jailed – The Guardian

Posted August 24th, 2017 in airports, explosives, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who tried to smuggle a pipe bomb on to a flight from Manchester to Italy has been sentenced to 18 years in jail.’

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The Guardian, 23rd August 2017

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Guildford pub bombings: ‘May be grounds to resume’ inquests – BBC News

Posted August 4th, 2017 in explosives, inquests, news, terrorism by sally

‘Lawyers involved in the reopened Birmingham pub bombings inquest are considering requesting the same to happen over IRA blasts in Guildford.’

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BBC News, 4th August 2017

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Radicalised teen who plotted to bomb Elton John show jailed for life – The Guardian

Posted July 4th, 2017 in explosives, news, sentencing, terrorism, young offenders by sally

‘A teenager who plotted to bomb an Elton John concert on the anniversary of the September 11 attacks has been jailed for life.’

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The Guardian, 3rd July 2017

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Back garden chemist jailed for selling controlled chemicals – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted July 3rd, 2017 in criminal behaviour orders, explosives, news, press releases, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who sold controlled chemicals from a back garden laboratory has today (June 30) been sent to prison.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 30th June 2017

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IRA bombers of two Birmingham pubs could be ‘named and shamed’ – The Guardian

Posted June 1st, 2017 in disclosure, explosives, inquests, news, terrorism by sally

‘IRA members who planted bombs that destroyed two Birmingham pubs in 1974 could be “named and shamed” in the resumed inquest into the 21 deaths in the atrocity, a hearing has been told.’

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The Guardian, 31st May 2017

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Ex-altar boy locked up for 15 years for planting home-made bomb on Tube train – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 30th, 2017 in explosives, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘A former altar boy has been jailed for 15 years for planting a home-made bomb on a busy Tube train.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th May 2017

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Would-be bomber who said he was ‘bedroom radicalised’ found guilty of fairy lights bomb plot – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 26th, 2017 in explosives, news, terrorism by tracey

‘A would-be terrorist who improvised detonator parts from fairy lights has been found guilty of attempting to make a pressure-cooker bomb.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th May 2017

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Afghanistan blast scientist Lee Peters receives MoD payout – BBC News

‘A scientist who lost three fingers when a suspicious package exploded as he handled it has been compensated by the Ministry of Defence.’

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BBC News, 21st May 2017

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Seven men jailed for total of 92 years for ATM explosion raids – The Guardian

Posted April 21st, 2017 in burglary, conspiracy, explosives, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A gang of seven men that caused explosions at cash machines around England and Scotland has been jailed for a total of 92 years.’

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The Guardian, 20th April 2017

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Teenager who praised killer of Jo Cox guilty of making pipebomb – The Guardian

‘A teenage white supremacist who lauded the killer of MP Jo Cox as a hero has been found guilty of making a pipebomb.’

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The Guardian, 27th January 2017

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Birmingham pub bombings: Families call for government funding for legal fees – BBC News

Posted November 29th, 2016 in explosives, families, inquests, legal aid, news, victims by sally

‘Relatives of the Birmingham pub bombings victims have said they cannot understand why they are having to fight to get funding for their legal fees.’

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BBC News, 28th November 2016

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Pre-inquest hearing today begins new inquests into Birmingham pub bombings – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 28th, 2016 in explosives, inquests, miscarriage of justice, news, terrorism by tracey

‘A pre-inquest hearing today will begin a fresh examination of the Birmingham pub bombings of 1974.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th November 2016

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Regina v Sardar (Anis Abid) – WLR Daily

Posted November 8th, 2016 in anonymity, appeals, conspiracy, disclosure, evidence, explosives, law reports, murder, witnesses by sally

Regina v Sardar (Anis Abid) [2016] EWCA Crim 1616

‘The defendant was charged with murder, conspiracy to murder and, as an alternative count, conspiracy to cause an explosion. It was the Crown’s case that the defendant had been directly involved in the construction and/or deployment of improvised explosive devices (IEDs), one of which had caused the death of an American soldier near Baghdad in September 2007. The defendant’s case was that he had been acting in lawful and proportionate defence of Sunni communities who were under threat from Shia militia; his fingerprints had been found on two of the bombs, although not the one which had resulted in the fatal explosion. The defendant was convicted of murder and conspiracy to murder; no verdict was sought on the alternative count of conspiracy to cause an explosion. He appealed against conviction on the ground, inter alia, of fresh evidence from two anonymous witnesses (C and D) who were now available to give evidence as to the frequency and quality of attacks by the Shia militia on the Sunni communities and the need for the Sunnis to act in self-defence. C and D were prepared to disclose their identities to the court and, within a strict “confidentiality ring”, to counsel for the Crown, the Crown Prosecution Service lawyer and two senior investigating officers with undertakings that there should be no further disclosure to anyone. However, the Crown was not prepared to give such undertakings. The defendant applied for an order under section 87(3) of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 (which required the defendant to inform the court and the prosecutor of the identity of the witness) for anonymity measures to be put in place. It was submitted that although the “prosecutor” had to be informed, that did not necessarily envisage disclosure beyond the person of the prosecutor.’

WLR Daily, 18th October 2016

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Failed 21/7 London bombers lose court claim – BBC News

Posted September 14th, 2016 in explosives, human rights, news, police, terrorism by tracey

‘Three of the 21/7 failed London bombers who said their rights were violated when they were arrested have had their claim rejected by the European Court of Human Rights.’

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BBC News, 13th September 2016

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Birmingham pub bombings: coroner orders new inquests – The Guardian

Posted June 2nd, 2016 in explosives, inquests, Ireland, miscarriage of justice, news, police, terrorism by sally

‘An inquest into the Birmingham pub bombings, one of the worst terrorist attacks in British history, is to be reopened 42 years after they claimed the lives of 21 people.’

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The Guardian, 1st June 2016

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Birmingham pub bombings: Bombers will not be jailed – ex-IRA man – BBC News

Posted June 1st, 2016 in appeals, coroners, explosives, inquests, Ireland, news, terrorism by sally

‘The Birmingham coroner is to decide later whether to reopen inquests into the victims of the 1974 IRA pub bombings. But one former member of the terror group says the men behind the attacks will never be brought before a court.’

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BBC News, 1st June 2016

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Birmingham pub bombings: Coroner to rule on resuming inquests – BBC News

Posted June 1st, 2016 in coroners, explosives, inquests, Ireland, news, terrorism by sally

‘A coroner is due to rule on whether the inquests into the deaths of 21 people in the Birmingham pub bombings will resume.’

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BBC News, 1st June 2016

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Birmingham pub bombings: coroner receives ‘significant’ information about whether MI5 had prior knowledge – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 13th, 2016 in explosives, inquests, intelligence services, news, terrorism by tracey

‘The coroner who is considering re-opening the inquests into the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings has received “significant” new information about whether MI5 knew about the IRA attacks in advance.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th May 2016

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