The perpetrator was arrested later, in February, after UK counterterrorism agents found that the device could be potentially dangerous. At this point, he had visited Italy and returned back to Manchester.
Announcing the verdict, the judge condemned the complacency of security officers and expressed his hope that the airport employees involved would see disciplinary punishment for their professional negligence, the news outlet reported.
The convicted claimed he had never seen the bomb and denied all terrorism charges.
The United Kingdom has suffered a number of terror attacks over the recent months. The country is currently on a "severe" threat level for international terrorism, meaning that an attack is highly likely. The UK media reported in late May that the UK intelligence services had investigated some
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