Christopher Dooley jailed for making nail bomb in Preston

Christopher Dooley
Image caption Christopher Dooley left the device in a garden in Moor Nook, police said

A man has been jailed for making a nail bomb which was found by a child in the front garden of a house.

Christopher Dooley, 40, of Slaidburn Road, Preston, pleaded guilty to making an explosive substance under suspicious circumstances in July.

Police said Dooley left the device in the garden of a house in Moor Nook.

At Preston Crown Court, he was sentenced to three-and-a-half years under section 4 of the Explosive Substances Act 1883.

A bomb disposal team was called to examine the device and make it safe.

No explosion occurred and no-one was injured.

Det Sgt Martin Pearson said: "The sentence reflects the seriousness of the offence.

"Clearly this was distressing for the victim, whose child found the device. Fortunately no-one was hurt in the process."

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