Suspected Borussia Dortmund bomber to go on trial in December

Suspected Borussia Dortmund bomber to go on trial in December

Borussia Dortmund's bus was attacked earlier this year

Friday, November 10, 2017

The man accused of bombing Borussia Dortmund's team bus earlier this year is to go on trial on December 21, a court has said.

Sergej W has been given 28 charges of attempted murder as well as causing explosions and causing serious physical injury, according to The Local.

The prosecution claims the German-Russian man was aiming for the attack to result in the shares of Borussia Dortmund dropping so that he could then profit.

It is thought that the trial will go on until at least the end of March next year.

If convicted, Sergej W will face life imprisonment, however the norm in the country is for parole to be given after 15 years.

The incident took place on April 11 when three explosions happened next to the bus as it travelled to a Champions League game against Monaco.

The devices which caused the explosion had been placed in a hedge. The incident left footballer Marc Bartra with a broken wrist and also damaged a police officer's ear.

Investigators have also claimed the alleged bomber was planning on conducting other attacks.