37-year-old carpenter Matthew Glynn faces life in prison for turning his home into a bomb factory
This is the face of the man who turned his Horfield home into a bomb factory.
Matthew Glynn, 37, appeared at Bristol Crown Court today, October 31 and despite being due to face trial entered five guilty pleas to making an explosive substance between January 1, 2016 and July 24, 2018.
Glynn now faces a maximum of life in prison for his crimes which caused his street of Filton Avenue, Horfield evacuated for two nights running.
The bomb squad descended on the area after a member of the public contacted the police and officers swiftly evacuated nearby homes.
Calling in the army disposal experts (EOD), they were able to enter the house and found what they referred to at the time as “suspicious items” at the property.
Glynn was later charged for making four explosive devices which were described in court today.
One was called a bomb, another a tennis ball filled with low explosive, a hand-held device covered in ball-bearings was also found. Emergency services also found a cylindrical-shaped bomb.
He has also admitted the same charge relating to explosive powder.
Roads were quickly blocked off and an investigation got underway to make the area safe again.
Filton Avenue was then cordoned off from 5pm on July 23, until late that night.
Although the bomb squad had return to the area the next day and evacuate residents for a second night after more suspicious items were found in Glynn’s attic.