26/07/2017

Royal Marine To Be Sentenced For Terrorism Offences

A Royal Marine from Northern Ireland is to be sentenced for terrorism offences today, 26 July.

Ciarán Maxwell, who is originally from Larne but has an address in Devon, pleaded guilty to terrorism related offences including making bombs and storing military weapons in February this year.

He admitted to the charges between January 2011 and August 2016 at the Old Bailey.

He stashed explosives in purpose-built hides in England and Northern Ireland and compiled a library of terrorism documents.
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He also had maps, plans and lists of potential targets for a terrorist attack, images of an adapted PSNI pass card and uniform.

The Sentencing hearing begins at the Old Bailey today and could last up to three days.

(CD/LM)

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