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Sikh teen faces jail after purchasing car bomb on dark web


Gurtej Singh Randhawa faces jail after attempting to buy a vehicle-borne improvised explosive @NCA_UK Twitter
Gurtej Singh Randhawa faces jail after attempting to buy a vehicle-borne improvised explosive @NCA_UK Twitter

A SIKH teenager is facing a prison sentence after purchasing a deadly bomb with an intent to endanger life.

Gurtej Singh Randhawa, 19, was arrested this year in May when officers from the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) replaced the car bomb he had bought through the dark web with a harmless dummy duplicate.

The former Wolverhampton Grammar School pupil was found guilty on Tuesday (7) of maliciously possessing an explosive substance with intent.

NCA’s Tim Gregory said the device purchased could cause “serious” damage if it had been used.

“He was not involved in an organised crime group or linked to terrorism, but is clearly an individual who poses a significant risk to the community,” Gregory said.

“Identifying people like Randhawa — who seek to access illegal firearms and weapons — is a priority for the NCA and we will not stop in our efforts to make sure they are arrested and held accountable for their actions.”

Randhawa is due to be sentenced in January 2018.