Ex-mayor guilty over explosions

John Larsen, a former mayor of Denbigh, has been found guilty of causing a series of explosions in the town. He has been sentenced to 18 years in prison, for what the judge called 'a sustained campaign of quite deliberate terror.'

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Judge: Ex-mayor guilty of 'very, very serious offences'

The jury, of six men and six women, found John Larsen guilty on all five counts, with unanimous verdicts.

Judge Merfyn Hughes QC thanked the jury, telling them they had heard a "very unusual" case.

He told the court he is minded to sentence Larsen this afternoon, indicating that a long custodial sentence is likely.

He said these were "very, very serious offences" and the sentence he will pass will have to reflect that.

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