Chemicals Find: Two In Court
06 October 2006If you recall, in the case of the alleged "Liquid Bombers", none of whom had a bomb, whose alleged "plan" -- to make bombs on moving airplanes -- was so far-fetched as to be utterly ridiculous: the charges were "conspiracy to murder" as well as other (lesser) offenses against Britain's new so-called anti-terror act.
TWO Pendle men have appeared before Pennine magistrates accused of having "a master plan" after what is believed to be a record haul of chemicals used in making home-made bombs was found in Colne.
Robert Cottage (49), of Talbot Street, Colne, and David Bolus Jackson (62), of Trent Road, Nelson, made separate appearances before the court charged with being in possession of an explosive substance for an unlawful purpose. The offences are under the Explosive Substances Act 1883.
Both men were remanded in custody to appear at Burnley Crown Court on October 23rd. Cottage was arrested at his home on Thursday, while retired dentist Jackson was arrested in the Lancaster area on Friday, the same day as he left a dental practice in Grange-over-Sands.
The 22 chemical components recovered by police are believed to be the largest haul ever found at a house in this country.
Cottage is an ex-BNP member who stood as a candidate in the Pendle Council elections in May.
Mrs Christiana Buchanan, who appeared for the prosecution in Jackson's case, alleged the pair had "some kind of masterplan".
She said a search of Jackson's home had uncovered rocket launchers, chemicals, BNP literature and a nuclear biological suit.
But these two, who allegedly had rocket launchers! and much much more!, were charged with being in possession of an explosive substance for an unlawful purpose!! under the Explosive Substances Act 1883!!!
So, I ask you ... "a record haul of chemicals" ... "some kind of masterplan" ... "rocket launchers" ... What Is The Difference Between This And Terrorism?