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Two admit Real IRA bomb plot

Two men have admitted plotting to cause explosions in London and Birmingham as part of a Real IRA bombing campaign, while three others deny similar charges. James McCormack, 34, and John Hannan, 19, took part in a conspiracy to plant three car bombs in the UK in 2001, a jury at the Old Bailey was told on Wednesday. Their guilty pleas at an earlier hearing were announced as three suspected members of the Real IRA, went on trial accused of plotting the bombs at BBC’s Television Centre in west London, another in nearby Ealing and a third in Birmingham. Robert Hulme, 23, his brother Aiden, 26, and Noel Maguire, 34, all deny conspiracy to cause a series of explosions. Mr Maguire and Robert Hulme also deny charges of unlawful possession of explosives and having a firearm with the intent to endanger life on 14 November 2001. Full Story

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