Real IRA bombers jailed

The Real IRA bombers responsible for a series of car bomb attacks in London and Birmingham were jailed yesterday for between 16 and 22 years.

Sentencing the five men at the Old Bailey, Mr Justice Gibbs told them their crimes were “designed as threats to the country as a whole” and had to be punished severely. The five were part of a cell which detonated car bombs at BBC Television Centre, west London, in March 2001; at Ealing Broadway, west London, five months later; and in Smallbrook, Queensway, Birmingham, in November the same year. On Tuesday, three of them were convicted of conspiracy to cause explosions. Full Story

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