Loner, 54, admits stockpiling bomb-making materials because he was ‘concerned about an apocalypse’ after he was caught by police when he burnt himself in an explosion
- Michael Pym-Nixson, 54, suffered burns to his hands while handling explosives
- Paramedics shocked to see ammunition in his flat in Kingston-Upon-Thames
- Counter-terrorism officers found black power and other materials on March 22
- Pym-Nixson today pleaded guilty to two counts of having explosive substances
A man is facing a possible life sentence after admitting possessing explosive substances.
Michael Pym-Nixson came to the attention of police after paramedics visited his flat in Kingston Upon Thames, south-west London, and treated his hand for burn injuries on the night of March 19.
After raiding the 54-year-old’s home, counter-terrorism officers discovered black powder and other materials for explosives on March 22.
Michael Pym-Nixson, 54, today pleaded guilty at Southwark Crown Court to two counts of possessing explosive substances
Pym-Nixson, of Kingston Upon Thames, south-west London, suffered burns to his hands on March 19 while handling explosive materials in his flat. He will be sentenced on December 10
Today, Pym-Nixson pleaded guilty at Southwark Crown Court to two counts of possessing explosive substances contrary to Section 4 of the Explosive Substances Act 1883.
Prosecuting counsel Thomas Payne said: ‘There is a history of mental health problems and drug abuse which impacts on the picture.’
Pym-Nixson was remanded into custody for sentencing on December 10.
He faces a maximum sentence of life imprisonment, Mr Payne told the court.
Judge Gregory Perrins ordered a pre-sentence report, adding: ‘I am not going to sentence you today, I would like to know a little bit more about you.
‘You will come back in five weeks’ time. You understand a custodial sentence is inevitable, but you will find out on that day how long it will be.’
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