Man who shared explosives recipe guilty of terror offences – BBC News

Posted January 17th, 2023 in explosives, news, terrorism, video recordings by sally

‘A man who shared bomb-making instructions in a far-right group chat has been convicted of terror offences.’

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BBC News, 16th January 2023

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Heysham explosion: Man admits manslaughter of George Hinds – BBC News

Posted August 25th, 2022 in explosives, guilty pleas, homicide, news by sally

‘A man has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of a two-year-old who died in a gas explosion in Lancashire.’

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BBC News, 24th August 2022

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Man caught with explosives jailed again after breaching court requirements – The Independent

Posted August 19th, 2022 in explosives, imprisonment, news, recidivists, sentencing, terrorism by tracey

‘A man previously convicted of possessing an explosive substance has been sent back to prison for breaching court requirements, police say.’

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The Independent, 18th August 2022

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Guildford pub bomb family demands fresh police probe – BBC News

Posted August 4th, 2022 in explosives, inquests, inquiries, news, police, terrorism by tracey

‘Police should reopen an inquiry into an IRA bombing which killed five and left 11 people wrongly imprisoned, a family of one of the victims has said.’

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BBC News, 4th August 2022

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Guildford pub bomb inquest: Device could have been planted by a ‘courting couple’ – BBC News

‘Five people were unlawfully killed by an IRA bomb in Guildford in 1974 which could have been planted by a “courting couple”, a coroner concluded.’

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BBC News, 21st July 2022

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Liverpool bomber papers raise fresh questions for Home Office – BBC News

Posted January 24th, 2022 in appeals, asylum, explosives, government departments, immigration, news, terrorism by tracey

‘New details have emerged about the Liverpool bomber Emad Al Swealmeen’s failed asylum attempts – and the false information he used to make his cases.’

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BBC News, 24th January 2022

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Rehabilitation and retribution: In re JR123’s application – UK Human Rights Blog

‘What happens when someone is convicted of a criminal offence and is given a custodial sentence? Sometimes, the individual will serve at least part of their sentence in prison and the remainder on licence. But, what happens after they’ve served the totality of their sentence?’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 12rh November 2021

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Research briefing: Regulation of fireworks – House of Commons Library

Posted October 25th, 2021 in explosives, news, parliament by tracey

‘There are strict rules in place in the UK regulating the sale, possession and use of fireworks. This Commons briefing paper provides an overview of the current legislative provisions regulating the supply and use of fireworks in England & Wales and (in the main) Scotland.’

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House of Commons Library, 19th October 2021

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Terror offender accused of ‘grooming’ Manchester Arena bomber will refuse to answer inquiry questions – The Independent

‘A terror convict who allegedly “groomed” the Manchester Arena bomber will refuse to ask questions if he is ordered to give evidence at the public inquiry into the attack.’

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The Independent, 15th October 2021

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Neo-Nazi ex-Ukip member jailed for 18 years for terror offences – The Guardian

Posted June 15th, 2021 in explosives, news, racism, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘A former Ukip member who posted violent racist, antisemitic and Islamophobic propaganda online and collected the means for making bombs has been jailed for 18 years.’

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The Guardian, 14th June 2021

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Judges reject Lockerbie bomber’s appeal against conviction – BBC News

‘Scottish judges have rejected a third appeal on behalf of the Libyan man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing.’

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BBC News, 16th January 2021

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Families of Hyde Park bombing victims to appeal ruling against damages – The Independent

Posted December 17th, 2020 in bereavement, damages, explosives, news, terrorism, victims by tracey

‘The families of the victims of the Provisional IRA’s 1982 Hyde Park bombing are to challenge a high court decision not to award punitive damages for the atrocity.’

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The Independent, 17th December 2020

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Guildford pub bomb police took action to keep files closed – BBC News

‘The police force investigating the Guildford pub bombs has been accused of a conflict of interest after it took legal action to keep archives closed. More than 700 files on the 1974 IRA bombs had been due to open this year but were retained by the Home Office. Inquest papers have shown Surrey Police applied for the files to stay closed.’

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BBC news, 2nd December 2020

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Boy, 15, found not guilty of terror plot – BBC News

Posted October 12th, 2020 in child neglect, children, explosives, internet, Islam, news, terrorism, young offenders by sally

‘The youngest person to be tried for a terrorism offence on UK soil has been found not guilty.’

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BBC News, 10th October 2020

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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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