Sri Lankan Tamil jailed for 10 months after posing as a suicide bomber in UK

Sri Lankan Tamil jailed for 10 months after posing as a suicide bomber in UK

UK, Liverpool: A man said he wanted to ‘suicide bomb’ a train after he was told he could not board without a ticket.

Sureshkumar Thurairajah, 44, was looking to catch a train at Liverpool’s Lime Street Station when a Merseyrail worker, David Evans, asked if he had a ticket.

In response, the man said: ‘I want to suicide bomb the train,’ a crown court heard.

Thurairajah was arrested at the station by British Transport Police on April 1. Judge Anil Murray said: ‘In the present climate where bombs are used to cause terror, the very threat to use a bomb, whether real or not, is likely to cause fear and panic.

Liverpool Crown Court heard the Sri Lankan had suffered a breakdown after being told of his failed asylum bid.

Gareth Roberts, prosecuting, said Thurairajah told police officers he wanted to throw himself in front of a train.

He later explained he heard voices in his head and wanted to kill himself and was taken to hospital for treatment. The man, who has no previous convictions, has a warrant for his arrest in Sri Lanka after being accused of spying.

A doctor’s report revealed Thurairajah ‘witnessed terrible events’ in Sri Lanka and was diagnosed as suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

ok Thurairajah was ‘well-regarded’ thanks to his voluntary work and was described as a ‘kind-hearted’ man. Thurairajah, of Kingsmills Road, Wrexham admitted communicating false information and was jailed for 10 months.

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