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A former Royal Marine admitted today that he planned two bombs in the heart of London’s legal district.
Michael Broddle, 45, placed two separate objects dubbed “device 1” and “device 2” at Gray’s Inn, one of four Inns of Court in central London, on September 14 and 21 last year.
His son Joshua Broddle, 20, as well as a 17-year-old, whose name cannot be identified, are also charged with two counts of conspiracy to plant an article with intent in connection with the incidents.
Broddle, from Hounslow, west London, is also facing two counts of possession of an explosive substance.
He served as a Royal Navy commando for more than 11 years, between 1994 and 2005.
Michael, Joshua Broddle and Joshua appeared in court via video link from HMP Wandsworth, while the 17-year-old, who is out on bail, attended in person.
Dressed in a gray T-shirt and sports tattoos on his arms, Broddle pleaded guilty to all charges.
His lawyer, Christopher Martin, said: “He does not accept that he conspired with these two co-defendants.”
The 17-year-old has denied two counts of planting an item with intent and a single count of possession of an illegal judgment.
His trial date is set for October 25 at the old Bailey.
Joshua Broddle, from Houslow, west London, is charged with two counts of placing an article with intent, but has not yet pleaded guilty.
Judge Mark Lucraft bailed out Joshua Broddle before a new hearing on May 6.
Michael Broddle Quick and Facts
- Michael Broddle, 45, placed two separate objects at Gray’s Inn in central London
- Son Joshua Broddle, 20, and a teenager, who cannot named, are also charged
- Michael served as a Royal Marine commando for more than 11 years