A MAN who sent a DVD to bereaved families from the July 7 attacks claiming the four West Yorkshire suicide bombers were “innocent patsies” has gone on trial.
John Hill, 63, denied two counts of attempting to pervert the course of justice by posting six copies of the DVD to the foreman of the jury and one to the judge, Mr Justice Gross, presiding over a 2008 trial at Kingston Crown Court linked to the suicide bombings. Hill appeared at Southwark Crown Court yesterday.
One of the packages included a letter to John Hyman telling him his daughter Miriam did not die in the Tavistock Square bus blast but was murdered by the security services at Canary Wharf in London.
Both packages were intercepted by court staff before they reached the intended targets, the court was told. They were later traced by DNA and fingerprinting to Hill, who was living in Carrick Street, Kells, County Meath in Ireland.
The court heard Mr Hill had sent copies of the same DVD to six of the bereaved families between 2007 and 2008.
Annabel Darlow, prosecuting, told the jury: “The video which you will watch as part of the evidence in this case was one which stated that the bombings which took place in London on July 7 2005 were in fact the product of a Government conspiracy.
“The four Muslim men identified following extensive police investigation as the bombers were, in fact, no such thing, claimed this DVD.”
The case continues.