Pyro caper dad given supervision

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A FORMER woodworker has been sentenced to 200 hours of unpaid community work after he sparked a terrorist investigation.

Lee-Jay Newman, 34, was filmed dressed in camouflage uniform setting off explosives in a wooded area of Edinburgh. After the video was passed to authorities, an investigation was launched.

Newman, of Dumbryden Gardens, Edinburgh, pled guilty last month to being in possession of explosive substances, pyrotechnic units, fuses and trigger devices, between May 3 and June 30 last year.

Yesterday, Sheriff Maciver said reports showed there had been no imminent risk to anyone other than Newman, his wife and children.

He told Newman: “You were an accident waiting to happen” and ordered him to be of good behaviour and carry out 200 hours of unpaid work. Newman will also be supervised for two years.