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Third man jailed for Buxton bomb plot

Paul Gregory must serve four years Credit: Norfolk Police

A third man has been jailed for his role in a plot to blow up a car in Buxton in Norfolk.

Paul Gregory, 30, was sent to prison for four years after he admitted making explosives for a bomb which was placed under a car in Coltishall Road last year.

Jonathan Taylor, 50, who was behind the plot was jailed last month for seven-and-a-half years last month.

Milos Gontkovic, was also jailed last month for two-and-a-half years for assisting an offender and giving a false statement to police.

The pipe bomb was placed underneath a car which belonged to the new partner of Taylor's ex-girlfriend.

Man arrested after 'bomb' found under car

A man has been arrested after a suspicious device was found underneath a car in a village.

Police were called to Coltishall Road in Buxton, Norfolk, at about 11am yesterday.

Six homes were evacuated and a cordon was put in place as bomb disposal experts removed the device.

People sought shelter in the village hall where they were offered cups of tea.

Officers said they believe the device targeted a "particular individual" and did not pose any "ongoing risk" to the wider community.

A 49-year-old man from Norwich is to be questioned under the Explosives Act.


Suspicious device removed for examination

A group of residents in Buxton, near Norwich, returned to their homes last night following the safe removal of a suspicious device from outside a local residence. Police were called to Coltishall Road shortly after 11am yesterday morning to reports of a device found outside a property.

A 100 metre cordon was put in place and an evacuation of six properties took place to ensure the public's safety. Initial examination indicated the object was safe to remove and it has subsequently been transferred to a forensic laboratory for further examination.

The cordon was lifted at around 8.30pm last night. Police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident, which is believed to be targeted at an individual.

"Steps were taken in the interests of public safety and we thank local residents for their patience and understanding during the course of the day. Police enquiries into this matter continue."

– Inspector Danny Kett, Norfolk Police