Published on 31 Jul 2017 Sections

Former Royal Marine bomb maker jailed

Home Affairs Correspondent

A former Royal Marine who lived a double life as a bomb maker for dissident Irish republicans has been jailed for 18 years

31 year old Ciaran Maxwell stashed away a huge cache of weapons, including anti-personnel mines and pipe bombs. Four of the devices were later used in attacks by violent  extremists in Northern Ireland.

The judge said Maxwell – who’d admitted the charges – had been motivated by hostility towards the UK.