Archive for the 'explosives' Category

Portsmouth man guilty of publishing ‘terror handbook’ – BBC News

“A man has been found guilty of publishing a ‘terrorist handbook’ that explained how to make bombs.”

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BBC News, 9th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Ex-soldier gets life for trying to blow up pregnant wife – The Guardian

“A former reservist soldier has been jailed for life after being found guilty of trying to murder his pregnant wife by booby-trapping a car with a hand grenade.”

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The Guardian, 18th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Terrorist jailed in 1986 contests minister’s refusal to release him – The Guardian

“A man jailed for 45 years for plotting to blow up an Israeli airliner flying out of Heathrow today challenged the government’s refusal to accept a parole board recommendation to release him.”

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The Guardian, 25th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Three men linked to liquid bomb plot guilty of conspiracy to murder – Crown Prosecution Service

“Today’s convictions of Ibrahim Savant, Arafat Waheed Khan and Waheed Zaman are the culmination of years of determined work by the CPS and police, and brings to 12 the number of those successfully prosecuted following the arrests in relation to the liquid bomb plot, said Sue Hemming, head of the Crown Prosecution Service Counter Terrorism Division.”

Full press release

Crown Prosecution Service, 8th July 2010

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Would-be suicide bombers jailed for life – BBC News

“Three men have been jailed for life for plotting to murder as suicide bombers.”

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BBC News, 12th July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Three men linked to liquid bomb plot guilty of conspiracy to murder – Crown Prosecution Service

“Today’s convictions of Ibrahim Savant, Arafat Waheed Khan and Waheed Zaman are the culmination of years of determined work by the CPS and police, and brings to 12 the number of those successfully prosecuted following the arrests in relation to the liquid bomb plot, said Sue Hemming, head of the Crown Prosecution Service Counter Terrorism Division.”

Full press release

Crown Prosecution Service, 8th July 2010

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Tweeter appeals against conviction over explosive airport message – The Guardian

“Paul Chambers, a former trainee accountant who was fined £1,000 after posting a message to the social network Twitter joking about blowing up an airport, is to appeal against his conviction.”

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The Guardian, 3rd June 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Cluster Munitions (Prohibitions) Act 2010

Cluster Munitions (Prohibitions) Act 2010 published

Full text of Act (PDF)

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Bomb-maker jailed for three years – BBC News

“A former member of a far-right group has been jailed for three years for making explosives in his home, including a pipe bomb.”

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BBC News, 23rd February 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

West Yorkshire nail bomb maker jailed for 11 years – BBC News

“A man who admitted making nail bombs at his West Yorkshire home has been jailed for 11 years.”

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BBC News, 15th January 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Firework factory explosion death pair jailed – BBC News

“A father and son have been jailed for the manslaughter of two firemen killed in an explosion at a fireworks factory.”

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BBC News, 16th December 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Firm fined after chemical explosion closed motorways – BBC News

“An international waste management company has been fined £150,000 after a major chemical fire closed two motorways in Lancashire.”

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BBC News, 9th December 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Animal rights activist cleared of sparklers bomb charge – The Guardian

“A prominent animal rights activist accused of planting petrol bombs at Oxford University was yesterday cleared of possessing an explosive substance – packets of sparklers – with intent.”

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The Guardian, 7th November 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Soldiers jailed for explosives plot – The Independent

“Three soldiers were today jailed for their part in a plot to possess explosives from a British Army barracks to sell on to associates connected to the criminal underworld.”

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The Independent, 27th October 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Men in court over 7 July bombings – BBC News

“The first people to be charged over the 7 July 2005 London bomb attacks are to appear in court.”

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BBC News, 10th August 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Ex-BNP candidate jailed for stockpiling explosives – The Guardian

“A former British National party candidate who stockpiled explosive chemicals and ball bearings in anticipation of a future civil war was today jailed for two and a half years.”

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The Guardian, 31st July 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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