Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Dirty Bomb Plotter First Victim

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Dirty Bomb Plotter First Victim

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DIRTY bomb plotter Dhiren Barot was horribly burned in a boiling oil attack just months before Cruddas.

Indian-born Barot was jailed for life, with a minimum term of 30 years, for planning to plant radioactive, chemical or toxic gas bombs and pack limousines with nails and explosives in the UK and America. He was arrested in August 2004 and accused of conspiracy to murder.

He admitted planning to bomb several targets including the New York Stock Exchange, the International Monetary Fund HQ, and the World Bank.

He was doused in hot oil by an inmate at Frankland in July last year, prompting the authorities to issue a news blackout while he was transported from the prison for treatment.

A round-the-clock security operation, cloaked in secrecy, was mounted to bring the al Qaeda general to the burns unit at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary.

For five days the hospital was surrounded by armed police.

Dog handlers patrolled the grounds and other specialist officers were deployed while the police helicopter hovered almost constantly overhead. …

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