Friday, 3 May 2013

Former DUP candidate jailed for sectarian bomb attack

IT was reported on April 18 that a former DUP council candidate was sentenced to three years in prison for his involvement in a sectarian pipe bomb attack in Antrim. The incident happened in October 2011.
John Smyth Junior


John Smyth Junior, of Rockfield Heights in Connor, near Ballymena, was sentenced to three years in prison and five years on licence.

He admitted his part in making the pipe bomb after he was confronted with “overwhelming forensic evidence”, but denied planting it.

The device was left at the home of a young Polish couple in the Steeple estate, just months after Smyth junior had run for election to Antrim Borough Council. It did not go off and it was later defused.

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Date: 1 Bealtaine / May 2013

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