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Man sentenced over Heathrow bomb hoax

61-year-old Scotsman had address at Ballymun, Dublin.
Jul 23rd 2010, 8:40 PM 184 0

A MAN WHO sent hoax bomb threat emails to Heathrow Airport has been jailed for four years. Adam Busby, 61, was found guilty of two counts of sending hoax messages claiming bombs were on two transAtlantic flights in 2006.

The emails were sent from a library in the North Strand, Dublin.

He denied the offences, but was convicted last month. Judge Desmond Hogan suspended the last two years of his sentence.

Busby, originally from Scotland but with an address at Santry Lodge in Ballymun, moved to Ireland in 1980 after organising several minor terror attacks in Scotland.

He allegedly founded the Scottish National Liberation Army (SNLA) in 1979, which sent dozens of letter bombs to its political targets in the 1980s. The group’s targets included Prince Charles, Margaret Thatcher and Cherie Blair, but no one was injured.

The SNLA was outlawed in Ireland in 2005.

He was convicted of similar hoaxes 13 years ago after making threatening phone calls to the press.

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