Failed suicide bomber admits attempted murder at Old Bailey

PUBLISHED: 19:00 15 October 2008 | UPDATED: 11:19 17 June 2010

A MUSLIM convert pleaded guilty this week to a failed suicide nail-bomb attack on an Exeter restaurant in May to which Sidmouth police were called to help control crowds.

A MUSLIM convert pleaded guilty this week to a failed suicide nail-bomb attack on an Exeter restaurant in May to which Sidmouth police were called to help control crowds.

Nicky Reilly, 22, from Plymouth, admitted attempted murder at the Giraffe restaurant when he appeared at the Old Bailey.

He was remanded in custody for sentencing until Friday, November 21.

Sidmouth Police Sergeant Andy Turner, together with PC Dave Lea and PCSOs Steve Blanchford-Cox and Alex Powe were called to Exeter after the premature blast in the restaurant's toilets which injured Reilly, who appeared in court under the name Mohammad Rashid Saeed-Alim.

A number of Sidmouth people were in the Princesshay shopping centre at the time of the blast.

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