Accused Ipswich bomb-maker refused bail in court

ONE of the men accused of making the bomb that maimed an Ipswich teenager has been refused bail.

Glen Charles Dell, 43, on Friday applied for bail in the Ipswich Magistrates Court.

Appearing from prison via video link, Dell claimed through his lawyers he was not the main perpetrator in the production of explosives in a West Ipswich house.

The claims were opposed by prosecutors from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions who said Dell was an integral part of the operation.

Magistrate Donna McCallum denied Dell's application for bail.

Dell has been charged with grievous bodily harm, an offence in relation to unauthorised and prohibited explosives, carrying or placing a dangerous good in or on a vehicle, attempting to destroy property by explosives, manufacturing explosives without authority, and acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm or transmit serious disease.

He and co-accused Mark Anthony Tear, 37, have been accused of creating the explosives that severely injured a Leichhardt teenager in May.

Police were led to Dell and Tear following an explosion in a West Ipswich house which severely injured Tear. The matter was adjourned until December 11.


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