Preston woman given hospital order for possessing explosive substances


28 year old Harriet Skully has today been made the subject of a hospital order at Preston Crown Court for possessing explosive substances at her Preston home.

She was made subject to a Hospital Order under s37 of the Mental Health Act 1983 without limit of time.

Brett Gerrity, Senior Crown Prosecutor for CPS North West said: "Harriett Skully possessed the ingredients which could have been used to make a viable bomb and therefore posed a real and serious danger to members of the public. 

"The judge deemed Miss Skully mentally unfit to enter a plea to the charge against her. After carefully considering the evidence in the case, the jury found that she did possess explosive substances."