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No 'surprise' over John Larsen's bomb explosion sentence

A crime expert says an 18 year sentence handed down to an ex-mayor convicted of causing explosions was justified.

John Larsen, 46, got a "thrill" from his actions, which had the potential to kill, Caernarfon Crown Court was told.

The explosions happened in the Lenten Pool area from January to April.

In the most serious incident, he blew up a Land Rover, showered ball-bearings and shrapnel over a large area.

Jon Silverman, professor of Media and Criminal Justice at the University of Bedfordshire, told Mai Davies he was not surprised by the lengthy prison term.

Bomb ex-mayor jailed for 18 years

  • 25 Oct 2013
  • From the section Wales
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