A SHEFFIELD man sent a DVD to bereaved families from the July 7 attacks claiming the four London suicide bombers were “innocent patsies”, a court heard.
One package included a letter to John Hyman telling him his daughter Miriam did not die in the Tavistock Square bus blast but was murdered by security services at Canary Wharf in London, Southwark Crown Court was told.
John Hill, aged 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 bombings.
Both packages were intercepted by court staff before they reached the intended targets, the court was told. They were traced by DNA and fingerprints to Mr Hill, who was then living in 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.
“They were innocent patsies set up by the powers-that-be in order to take responsibility for the atrocities on that day and the deaths of 52 innocent people which ensued.”
She said the letter addressed to Mr Hyman had said: “I do not believe Miriam was on the number 30 bus. I don’t think you believe that either. I believe she went to Canary Wharf, witnessed and photographed the murder of the Muslim patsies and was murdered by the security services to silence her.”
The court was told three men had gone on trial in April 2008 at Kingston Crown Court charged with conspiring with the July 7 bombers to cause explosions. The trial continued until August 2008, Ms Darlow said.
“Whilst that trial was ongoing this defendant Mr Hill sent two packages through the post to Kingston Crown Court from Ireland where he was living at that time,” she said.
“The defendant himself had nothing to do with the trial.
“He was not a witness. He was not a defendant. He had no legitimate part of any kind to play in these trial proceedings.”
The trial continues.