Thursday, October 24, 2013

Former Lib Dem mayor jailed for 18 years for bomb explosions

From BBC News:
A former mayor has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for a series of explosions in Denbigh which a neighbour described as sounding like a "battlefield". 
John Larsen, 46, got a "thrill" from his actions, which had the potential to kill, Caernarfon Crown Court was told. 
The explosions happened in the Lenten Pool area from January to April. 
In the most serious incident, he blew up a Land Rover, showered ball-bearings and shrapnel over a large area.
Eighteen years sounds a bit steep, but this case must put into question the continued production of the Bonkers Patent Exploding Focus (for use in marginal wards).

1 comment:

Glyn Ley said...

18 years for setting off bombs in a residential area doesn't sound that steep when a man was jailed for a year today for punching a horse...