MONAGHAN MAN JAILED FOR POSSESSING CAR BOMB LEFT OUTSIDE PSNI STATION

4 January 2013 No Comments by The Northern Standard

A 27-YEAR-OLD Castleblayney man who admitted possessing a car bomb that was left outside the police station in Crossmaglen in April 2010 was given three-year’s imprisonment at Dublin’s Special Criminal Court.
Paul Maguire, of Drumleek South, Castleblayney, pleaded guilty to the unlawful possession of an improvised explosive device at Culloville, Co Armagh, Northern Ireland, with intent to endanger life or cause serious injury on April 3rd, 2010.
The device, which failed to detonate, had been left outside the Crossmaglen PSNI station in a stolen Peugeot 406 car, the hearing (held in the week before Christmas) was told.
Mr Justice Paul Butler said the court was imposing a nine-year sentence, but suspending six years of the term in light of evidence that the defendant was a “vulnerable and biddable” character.
Maguire had been one of five men arrested after gardai stopped a black BMW car and a beige Ford Galaxy MPV at Ecco Road, Dundalk, Co Louth on the morning of 8th August 2010.
He was subsequently jailed for 18 months (and is currently serving that sentence) for…

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