HC Deb 22 July 1941 vol 373 cc784-5
35. Mr. Thorne

asked the Home Secretary whether he can given any information in connection with the case of two men, charged with putting water in bombs, tried at a North-west of England court on Wednesday last.

Mr. Peake

Yes, Sir. It appears that two men who were employed in a filling process had a bomb returned to them after inspection as being under weight. To make up the deficiency in weight they put some water into the bomb without apparently realising how serious might be the consequence of such action. They pleaded guilty to an offence against Defence Regulation 2B and were both sentenced to three months' hard labour.

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