UK: Prisoners try to blow up Muslim inmates

UK: Prisoners try to blow up Muslim inmates

A bomb made by jail inmates to blow up Muslim prisoners came within moments of exploding outside a prayer meeting.

The device, made with fireworks and detonators smuggled in with a fishing rod, was put in a room where worshippers wash their hands and feet for Friday prayers.

But a prison officer spotted it, picked it up and carried it into the middle of the playing field. A bomb disposal unit called to Ranby Prison in Retford, Notts, confirmed the bomb was a viable device primed to go off.

The whole prison was put into lock-down as police were called in and an inmate was arrested after explosives dogs searched the cells.

Prison officers believe the fireworks and industrial detonators were smuggled into the jail by criminals using a 14ft fishing rod.

Cons had already been caught smuggling drugs in with a rod and jail bosses think the same method was used to get the bomb parts.

The Prison Service has launched an investigation at the Category C jail, which holds more than 1,000 inmates.

A prison source said: "This could have caused a bloodbath. It was only because of a vigilant officer that the bomb was carried away.


Source: Daily Mirror (English), h/t Religion News Blog

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