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Teenager Liam Lyburd found guilty of planning college gun massacre

By Tom Wilkinson

A teenager has been convicted of planning a massacre at his former college after he amassed a fearsome arsenal of weapons.

Police found a "kill bag", pipe bombs, a Glock semi-automatic handgun and 94 expanding bullets when they raided the home of Liam Lyburd in Newcastle in November.

19-year-old had admitted nine charges relating to making five pipe bombs, two home-made explosive devices, possessing a 9mm Luger calibre Glock gun, the hollow-point ammunition and CS gas.

A jury convicted him of eight charges of possessing those items with an intent to endanger life at Newcastle College following a trial at Newcastle Crown Court.

A computer specialist recovered a deleted file from his computer in which he wrote about getting vengeance on the college which had kicked him out two years before. It said: "You people ruined my whole life, don't expect me to show mercy today. No-one disrespects me and gets away with it."

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