Student found guilty of planting bomb on tube

Twenty year old from London has been found guilty of explosive charges after planting a bomb on the tube disguised in a rucksack.

Damon Smith was on his way to university where he was studying computer forensics when he decided to leave the bomb on a midweek busy train in Greenwich.

The bomb was made from gunpowder and packed away into a metal container, luckily his amateur attempt of building the bomb didn’t work as the timer and bulb that was used, did not ignite.

A police report confirmed that he had searched Islamic sites aswell as purchasing Al Qaeda magazines online. He was also an autistic lonely child, with a keen interest in guns and gambling, and collected photos of other terror attacks such as Paris in 2015.

He denies the charge of possession of an explosive substance with intent and insisted it was just a hoax and that it was suppose to just start smoking.

The Crown Prosecution Service did not charge Damon Smith with terror offences though, because they couldn’t prove he was radicalised by Islamic state or any other group.


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