A former Royal Marine Commando from Dundee has been jailed for six years after being caught with a home-made pipe bomb in his Craigie flat.
Allan Peach, who was jailed in 2012 for detonating two tubs of hair gel filled with explosives in his flat at Cullen Place, was sentenced at the High Court in Glasgow on Thursday.
The court heard police discovered the pipe bomb and equipment to make nine more devices in his Carlochie Place flat.
The entire block of flats was evacuated on September 6 and bomb disposal teams called in after the device was found.
Officers also discovered a stash of 19 cans of CS gas that Peach intended to sell for £90 each.
He told officers at the time: “I am not a bad man. I’m just trying to make ends meet.”
Judge Lord Clark told Peach: “There has been no suggestion of involvement in terrorism, but your intent was to endanger life and property.
“These offences must attract a custodial sentence to deter you and others from such dangerous activities.”
Lord Clark also ordered Peach to be monitored in the community for three years.
Peach pleaded guilty to possessing an improvised explosive device and materials with intent to endanger life or cause serious injury at the start of January.
He admitted a further charge of having a quantity of CS spray.
Prosecutors told the court Peach’s pipe bomb was poorly made and unlikely to have worked as intended.
The court was told by solicitor advocate Chris Fyffe that Peach was a “vulnerable and emotional individual” who had planed to detonate his bombs in a field.
The court also heard Peach had been jailed for three years for detonating home-made bombs in 2012 .
He had stuffed explosives into hair gel containers.
The explosion was powerful enough to blow a number of doors off their hinges.
Peach showed no emotion as he was sentenced.