Scottish man behind bomb and biothreats sentenced to prison

A Scottish man claiming he was from the Scottish Liberation Army was recently sentenced to four years for sending two hoax bomb e-mail threats to Heathrow Airport.

Adam Bubsy, 61, was convicted by a jury last month and has been in custody, as Judge Desmond Hogan considered the crime a serious offense, reports.

Other terrorism threats claiming to originate from the Scottish Liberation Army, including bioterror threats against Manchester's water supply and vodka bottles containing caustic soda sent to politicians and journalists in England, have originated in Ireland since Busby came to the country, the court heard during Busby's trial.

Det. Supt. Diarmuid O’Sullivan told that e-mails made threats against specific flights and named their flight numbers. Air security services decided, however, that no action needed to be taken as the threat was not credible.

Investigators traced the e-mails back to a Dublin public library in Charleville Mall which Busby frequented, according to the report.

Busby has had a relatively long track record of making such threats.

He was convicted 13 years ago after he made threatening phone threats to Scottish media organizations. Busby pleaded not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to two counts of sending hoax messages for the purpose of causing annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety, at Charleville Mall Public Library, North Strand, on May 8 and 15, 2006.

Busby, who suffers from chronic multiple sclerosis, came to Ireland in 1980 after he was charged with criminal damage on the property of the English Ministry of Defense. Busby has numerous previous convictions in Scotland but these were all for minor offenses, such as breaching the peace, according to