Northern Ireland: County Armagh man jailed for making blast bomb

An “eccentric” Co Armagh weapons collector who admitted making a “blast-incendiary improvised” bomb has been handed a 15 month sentence.

Although ordered to serve half his sentence in jail and the rest on licence, Sean Fintan Burns will soon be freed due to time spent on remand.

Sentencing the 34-year-old at Craigavon Crown Court, Judge Patrick Lynch QC told Burns that although “there’s no suggestions of paramilitary or illegal organisations,” nevertheless “these are serious matters…and the custody threshold is clearly passed.”

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Source: The Irish News