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James McCormick jailed for selling fake bomb detectors

2 May 2013 Last updated at 12:40 BST

A man who is thought to have made £50m from selling fake bomb detectors has been jailed for 10 years.

James McCormick, 57, of Langport, Somerset, sold the equipment which was based on a novelty golf ball finder for use in Iraq and Lebanon.

The judge in the case, Richard Hone, said "The device was useless, the profit outrageous, and your culpability as a fraudster has to be considered to be of the highest order."

Daniela Relph spoke to Detective Superintendent Nigel Rock of Avon and Somerset Police.