May 19 2013 Latest news:
Peter Walsh, Crime correspondent
Saturday, March 9, 2013
A second man has admitted his part in connection with the discovery of a device under a car in Buxton, near Coltishall.
Paul Gregory, 30, formerly of Middletons Lane, Hellesdon, near Norwich appeared at Norwich Crown Court yesterday where he pleaded guilty to having an explosive substance under suspicious circumstances between July 1 and September 2 last year.
He also admitted a second count of making an explosive device under suspicious circumstances.
Gregory, who is in custody and will be sentenced at a date to be fixed following a report, is the second man to admit his part in the offence.
In December, Jonathan Taylor, 49, of Southwell Road, Norwich, admitted doing an act with intent to cause an explosion likely to endanger life or property.
Taylor, who appeared in court yesterday, has also admitted possession of a prohibited weapon and was remanded in custody where he remains.
Both men will be sentenced at a later date following the trial of Milos Gontkovic, 25, of no fixed address, who yesterday pleaded not guilty to doing an act with intent to cause an explosion likely to endanger life or property on September 2.
The trial, which is likely to take two days, will take place on May 28.
As previously reported in the EDP, the device was found by police in Coltishall Road, Buxton, on September 2 last year.
People had to leave six nearby properties for their own safety while Army bomb disposal officers dealt with the device.