Rotherham Man Cleared Of Terror Charge Back In Jail

20 February 2013, 17:47

A South Yorkshire man is back in jail despite being found not guilty of a terror charge.

27 year old Nicholas Roddis had already been locked up for leaving a fake bomb on a bus, but had been released on licence.

One of the conditions of his release was that he was banned from using the internet at home.

The court heard he had tried to get round this by using computers in local libraries to research how to make a real bomb.

He told the jury he had actually been researching for an appeal against his original conviction and thanked the jury for the not guilty verdict.

He is due to be released on January 11th next year and was led away to serve the rest of his sentence as he had breached the terms of his parole anyway.

Judge Roger Chapple told him: "Your licence was revoked. How long you serve is not a matter for me but for others.''

Roddis was jailed in 2008 for the hoax and for preparing for terrorism.

Wearing a false beard and glasses, he left a hoax bomb on a bus in Rotherham. Chemicals and instructions for bombs were found at his home in May 2007.

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