Manchester Arena Inquiry: Hearings begin into terror attack – BBC News

Posted September 8th, 2020 in explosives, inquiries, news, suicide, terrorism by sally

‘Several people raised suspicions about the Manchester Arena suicide bomber in the minutes before he killed 22 people.’

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BBC News, 17th September 2020

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‘Lawful object’ – Section 4(1) of the Explosive Substances Act 1883 – KCH Garden Sq

‘On the 11 March 2020 the Supreme Court gave their judgment in the case of R v Copeland [2020] UKSC 8. This case concerned the interpretation of the Explosive Substances Act 1883 (‘the Act’), section 4(1). This provides that anyone who makes or has in their possession explosive substances is liable to prosecution unless they can show it was ‘for a lawful object’. Specifically, the Court considered the meaning of what constituted ‘a lawful object’ and the case is likely to be of some interest to those involved in counter-terrorism matters.’

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KCH Garden Sq, August 2020

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Manchester Arena bombing: Hashem Abedi jailed for at least 55 years – The Guardian

‘Hashem Abedi, the brother of the Manchester Arena bomber, has been given a life sentence with a minimum of 55 years in prison for the murder of 22 people.’

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The Guardian, 20th August 2020

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The Queen v Hashem Abedi – Sentencing Remarks – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted August 20th, 2020 in explosives, murder, news, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘On the evening of Monday 22 May 2017 over 14,000 people, many of whom were either children or teenagers, attended Ariana Grande’s concert at the Manchester Arena. At about 10.30pm, as the performance came to an end and the audience started to leave through the City Room in order to meet their families and friends who were waiting to collect them, the defendant’s brother, Salman Abedi, detonated an improvised explosive device which caused both himself and 22 fellow human beings to be killed whilst many others were very seriously injured.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 20th August 2020

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YouTuber jailed for Birmingham hospital bomb threat – BBC News

‘A YouTuber who filmed himself phoning a “truly despicable” bomb threat to a hospital dealing with Covid-19 patients has been jailed for 12 weeks.’

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BBC News, 18th June 2020

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Survivors of Manchester Arena bombing in legal action to secure core participant status at public inquiry – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 16th, 2020 in explosives, inquiries, news, terrorism, victims by sally

‘Survivors of the Manchester Arena bombing are taking legal action to try to secure core participant status at the public inquiry into the atrocity.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 11th June 2020

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Guildford pub bombings inquest can access closed files – BBC News

Posted May 21st, 2020 in disclosure, documents, explosives, inquests, news, terrorism, witnesses by sally

‘The resumed inquest into the Guildford pub bombs in 1974 will have access to more than 700 classified files, a pre-inquest review (PIR) has been told.’

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BBC News, 20th May 2020

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Bomb hoax barrister fails to overturn law firm ban – Legal Futures

‘A barrister jailed in 2014 for a bomb hoax at the London Olympics has failed in his attempt to overturn an order imposed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) that banned him from working for law firms.’

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Legal Futures, 3rd April 2020

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Man’s ‘experiments’ with explosives were lawful, court rules – The Guardian

Posted March 12th, 2020 in explosives, news, Supreme Court, terrorism by tracey

‘A man who manufactured high explosives at home and triggered blasts remotely has been cleared of the most serious charges by the supreme court after pleading that it was for his “personal experimentation” and “private education”.’

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The Guardian, 11th March 2020

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St Paul’s bomb plot: IS supporter Safiyya Shaikh pleads guilty – BBC News

Posted February 24th, 2020 in explosives, guilty pleas, Islam, news, terrorism by sally

‘A supporter of the banned Islamic State terror group has admitted plotting to blow herself up in a bomb attack on St Paul’s Cathedral.’

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BBC News, 21st February 2020

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Guildford pub bomb police face High Court threat over files – BBC News

Posted January 22nd, 2020 in documents, explosives, inquests, news, Northern Ireland, police, terrorism by sally

‘Lawyers in the Guildford pub bombing inquest have threatened Surrey Police with High Court action over archives removed from a history centre.’

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BBC News, 22nd January 2020

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Guildford pub bomb inquest family ‘never going to get justice’ – BBC News

‘A woman who lost her soldier sister in the Guildford pub bombings has said her family are “never going to get justice” even though the inquest has resumed.’

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BBC News, 18th December 2019

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Man jailed for four-year bomb hoax campaign in UK, US and Canada – The Independent

Posted December 3rd, 2019 in communicating false information, explosives, news, school children, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who carried out a campaign of bomb hoaxes against targets in the US, Canada and the UK has been jailed for more than four years.’

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The Independent, 3rd December 2019

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Man jailed for setting fireworks off during Remembrance Sunday two-minute silence – The Independent

Posted November 13th, 2019 in armed forces, explosives, news, public order, sentencing by sally

‘A man who set off fireworks during a Remembrance Sunday event has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 12th November 2019

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Furniture shop owner who deliberately caused an explosion that injured 81 people in a botched insurance job jailed for 20 years – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 24th, 2019 in explosives, fraud, insurance, news, sentencing by sally

‘A furniture shop owner has been jailed for 20 years for causing a “colossal” explosion which injured 81 people in an attempt to claim insurance.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd October 2019

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New Ferry explosion: Furniture shop owner guilty of causing blast – BBC News

Posted October 15th, 2019 in explosives, fraud, insurance, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘A furniture shop owner has been found guilty of deliberately causing an explosion that injured 81 people, in what was an “insurance job gone wrong”.’

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BBC News, 14th October 2019

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Teenager jailed for 19 years after researching mass shooting – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted September 16th, 2019 in explosives, firearms, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A 19-year old who bought a Glock handgun gun with the intention of carrying out a mass shooting has been sentenced to 19 years’ imprisonment at Taunton Crown Court today.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 13th September 2019

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Man who plotted terrorist attack using explosive driverless car jailed for 15 years – The Independent

Posted July 25th, 2019 in conspiracy, explosives, news, sentencing, terrorism by tracey

‘A man who plotted to carry out a terrorist attack with remotely-controlled vehicle has been jailed for 15 years.’

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The Independent, 24th July 2019

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Man jailed for four years over plot to bomb south London mosque – The Guardian

Posted April 12th, 2019 in explosives, Islam, mental health, news, racism, sentencing, terrorism, victims by sally

‘A violent racist with a history of mental health problems who admitted a terrorist offence and stockpiling equipment to bomb a mosque has been jailed for four years, one of the lowest sentences for someone plotting a potentially deadly attack.’

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The Guardian, 10th April 2019

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Birmingham pub bombings: Victims ‘unlawfully killed’ – BBC News

Posted April 4th, 2019 in coroners, explosives, inquests, Ireland, juries, murder, news, terrorism, unlawful killing by sally

‘The coroner at the inquests into the deaths of 21 people in the Birmingham pub bombings has instructed the jury to return a verdict of unlawful killing.’

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BBC News, 3rd April 2019

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