IslingtonTribune

The independent London newspaper

Man jailed after ‘zombie’ knives and homemade explosives found at his Holloway home

“Had they been used, they would have caused significant harm on the streets of London," said Detective Sergeant Dan Byron

24 August, 2018 — By Emily Finch

Liam Pinnock

A MAN who crafted “zombie” knives and handmade explosives has been jailed for 18 months.

Liam Pinnock, 39, of Surr Street, Holloway, was sentenced at Blackfriars Crown Court on Monday.

He admitted making an explosive substance for an unlawful purpose, and attempting to make an explosive.

Officers who searched Pinnock’s home on January 3 found a large number of homemade weapons, explosives and body armour.

The investigation was conducted by officers from Islington. Pinnock was not arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences.

One of the weapons found

Detective Sergeant Dan Byron, from the Met’s Central North Command Unit, said: “Pinnock is a dangerous individual who I believed, if not apprehended, would have inflicted serious harm on either himself or those around him.

“A large number of zombie knives, axes and machetes, along with two crudely-made explosive devices, have been removed from streets.

“Had they been used, they would have caused significant harm on the streets of London.”

Categories

Share this story

Post a comment

,