- Dec 5, 2003
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Hasnt anyone in that street an axe?
Hampshire teenager 'used homemade bomb in fence row'
A Hampshire teenager used an improvised explosive device (IED) similar to those seen in Iraq and Afghanistan to blow up a neighbour's car, a court has heard.
Robert White, 19, is accused of placing the bomb by a car owned by neighbours of his aunt and uncle in Bishopstoke.
A row had previously broken out between the aunt and uncle and the neighbours over a broken fence, jurors heard.
At Southampton Crown Court, Mr White denies causing an explosion likely to endanger life.
The explosion sent shrapnel more than 30m (98ft) and caused substantial damage to the Vauxhall Vectra, the court heard.
Stephen Parish, prosecuting, told the court that Mr White, of Truro Rise, Bishopstoke, near Southampton, had told friends that he planted the bomb because a neighbour had been "harassing" his uncle.
The argument was between Mr White's aunt and uncle, John and Jacqueline Hallett, and their neighbours Yvonne West and Sean Konczak, although Mr White's relatives had nothing to do with the bomb, the court heard.
Mr White is accused of creating the homemade bomb.
Jurors heard that he had handed himself into police and that a subsequent search of his house found fireworks, including a Proton Bomb, a disc saw, pipes and a metal press found to have been used on the actual bomb.
Mr White was also a registered shotgun keeper, the court heard.
The case was adjourned until Tuesday.
A lot of councils say that bonfires should be after dusk.rynner2 said:Ah, Autumn! And that distinctive smell of smoke as people collect and burn the fallen leaves...
And a woman yelling down the street
"Oi! I've got my washing out!"
(Happened here, 30 minutes ago... 8) )
And I thought your extensive legal knowledge came from years of dedicated study. But no, you picked it up from a pile of newspaper clippings...!escargot1 said:I knew that. It's one of those 'Did you know..?' spacefillers that come up regularly in newspaper and magazine columns...