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Bomb device similar to fake patented

Bomb detectors similar to fake devices sold by a fraudulent Somerset businessman have been patented by a Romanian company, the BBC has learned.

Police say Mira Telecom had links to Jim McCormick, who was jailed for 10 years for fraud for selling devices modelled on novelty golf ball finders.

Paperwork linking it to McCormick's company ATSC surfaced in the Avon and Somerset police investigation.

Mira Telecom has so far refused to respond to the BBC's allegations.

Inside Out is broadcast on Monday, 3 March on BBC One West and nationwide on the iPlayer for seven days thereafter.

  • 03 Mar 2014