Northern Ireland: Armagh woman faces jail term after she admits having improvised viable blast bomb


A CO Armagh woman faces the prospect of a jail sentence after she admitted in court to having an improvised but viable blast bomb.

With Rebecca Gregory appearing at Newry Crown Court by videolink from her solicitor’s office, defence counsel Aaron Thompson asked for the single charge to be put to the 22-year-old again and she pleaded guilty to possessing an explosive substance, namely a blast bomb type improvised explosive device, under suspicious circumstances on November 20 2019.

Mr Thompson conceded “it’s a very serious matter” and that Gregory “hasn’t been advised of any exceptional” circumstances so a prison sentence is “very much the starting point.”

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Source: The Irish News