The BBC reports that the "Red Mercury " trial has resulted in the acquittal of all the defendants, on all the charges.
Trio cleared of red mercury plot
Three men have been cleared of trying to procure a substance which police claimed could have made a "dirty bomb".
They were arrested in September 2004 after trying to buy "red mercury" from an undercover reporter.
But Roque Fernandes, 44, Abdurahman Kanyare, 53, both of Edgware, and Dominic Martins, 45, of Stanmore, had denied three terror-related charges.
They denied being interested in a radioactive or toxic substance and claimed they had been tricked.
The court heard how Mazher Mahmood, better known as the News of the World's "fake sheikh", played the part of a Muslim, called Mohammed, who claimed to have nearly a kilogram of red mercury which he was looking to sell.
The three men were acquitted of two charges of trying to set up funding or property for terrorism.
They were also found not guilty of one charge of conspiracy to possess "a highly dangerous mercury-based substance" for the purposes of terrorism.
This case should never have gone to trial in the first place.
Can there be better proof that the tabloid newspapers, in this case the News of the World, have undue influence with the Labour Government, especially the Home Office and the Crown Prosecution Service ? When are they goiing to stop insulting our intelligence with utter rubbish like this, or the ludicrous Osmium Tetroxide "threat" to the Tube, or the "No ricin" plot ?
The Goverment, who have ample scientific advice to hand if only they would bother to pay attention, should be actively debunking such misleading "climate of fear" stories, instead of allowing them to progress through the police and criminal prosecution systems. However, the NuLabour Government is failing the public in this duty.