A MAN has been acquitted of sending a DVD to families bereaved by the July 7 attacks claiming the four suicide bombers from Yorkshire were “innocent patsies”.
Prosecutors said John Hill also sent 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.
But the 63-year-old was found not guilty of 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 presiding over a 2008 trial at Kingston Crown Court linked to the suicide bombings.
Jurors at Hill’s trial at Southwark Crown Court in London were told this week that the packages were intercepted by court staff before they reached the intended targets.
They were traced by DNA and fingerprinting to Hill, who was living in Carrick Street, Kells, County Meath, in Ireland.
Annabel Darlow, prosecuting, said the “central thrust” of the film was that the four who had been identified as the 7/7 bombers were innocent men who had been set up by the authorities and murdered.
She said: “It was argued in the film that the explosions on the Tube and on the bus in Tavistock Square were not caused by bombs from the rucksacks but, in fact, the Tubes and the bus had been pre-rigged by the powers-that-be with explosives.”
Jurors rejected her case against Hill and cleared him on Thursday, a court official said.