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Man admits making pipe bombs at Wirral home
A MERSEYSIDE man today admitted making explosive devices involving two pipe bombs.
Graham Sherratt had been due to face trial today on nine charges but at the last minute he pleaded guilty to three of them and the others will be dropped.
He ended up in the dock at Liverpool Crown Court after explosive substances were found at this former home in Kellett Road, Leasowe, Wirral on May 16 last year.
Sherratt, 56, pleaded guilty to two charges each involving making explosive substances - a pipe bomb - prior to May 17 last year.
He also admitted affray on May 16. The other charges which he denies involve allegedly making improvised low explosive compositions involving a cocktail of different chemicals and making an improvised explosive device (IED) containing flash powder type pyrotechnic composition.
The Recorder of Liverpool, Judge Clement Goldstone, QC, adjourned sentence until November 19 to enable a pre-sentence to be prepared.
He warned him that "all sentencing options will be open including custody."
Sherratt was further remanded on bail with conditions including residence at an address in Lamport Street, Toxteth and an electronically monitored curfew between 11 pm - 8 am.