Man Found Guilty Of Letter Bombing Campaign

A primary school caretaker has been found guilty at Oxford Crown Court of conducting a nationwide letter bomb campaign, which left eight people injured.

Miles Cooper, 27, from Cambridge had denied 12 charges related to seven letter bombs, which were sent to businesses around the country in January and February.

The charges were: eight counts of causing bodily injury by means of an explosive substance, two counts of using an explosive substance with intent to disable, one count of making explosives and one alternate count of possessing an explosive substance.

However, he did not deny sending the letters, which were sent to three forensic science laboratories, a computer company, an accountancy firm, the DVLA and a residential address.

Cooper said that he did not intend to cause any injuries, saying that he sent the letters in protest about the amount of control the government he had. He told the court: "The overall goal was to shut down certain departments in certain buildings and ultimately highlight my cause."

Five of the seven devices exploded.

Cooper was convicted of all the charges.


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