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Man fronts court over Sydney car bomb<br><br>A 28-year-old man charged with detonating a 100 kilogram bomb in Sydney yesterday has been denied bail after appearing in court.<br><br>Mark John Avery is accused of detonating the device on a vacant property at Doonside in Sydney's west.<br><br>The car bomb left a four-metre deep crater and wreckage was scattered over a 500 metre area.<br><br>Witnesses say it created a mushroom shaped cloud.<br><br>The Parramatta Bail Court has been told Mr Avery learnt about explosives over the Internet and created the blast for self-gratification.<br>An aerial view of the crater left by an explosion that wrecked a car off Doonside Road. Photo: Fiona-Lee Quimby; (below) Police investigate the site of the explosion. Photo: Grant Turner<br><br>Counter-terrorism police are investigating a car bomb explosion that left a four-metre deep crater.<br><br>Authorities last night said a bomb planted inside an abandoned car is believed to have caused the massive early morning explosion which woke residents in several Sydney suburbs.<br><br>The Australian Federal Police have been informed of the bomb.<br><br>The blast, which was heard more than 20 kilometres away, left a crater three metres wide and almost four metres deep in a vacant paddock owned by Telstra, police said.<br><br>Officers arrived at the scene, near the junction of Doonside and Douglas roads at Doonside, just before 7am to find debris scattered over a 500 metre radius.<br><br>No one was injured by the eruption, Acting Superintendent Wayne Murray said at the scene.<br><br><br><br>Mr Avery was detained without bail as the judge said that" evidence comng to light from searchiing his house leads me to believe that this man is exxtremely dangerous"<br><br>but heck .. if he was so dangerous why did he let his bomb off in an empty 2000 hectare paddock? He must have known that people would hear it within a 35 kilometre radius.<br>old news link still waiting for a link to the court judgement and house searching...<br>yep this one will do <br>"Today is a gift, that's why its called the present."<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by TreeBeard on 01/11/04 02:34 AM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
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