Creffield Road Woman Jailed for Planning to Make Bomb

Judge concluded Ewa Daszuta only intended to take her own life

Ewa Daszuta. Picture: Facebook

September 27, 2023

A 45-year-old woman from Ealing has received a 20-month jail sentence after she was found with materials which would have enabled her to make a bomb.

Ewa Daszuta of Creffield Road was convicted at Isleworth Crown Court on Wednesday (20 September) in a case that the judge described as “highly unusual, if not unique.”

During the trial, which was held to determine the facts of the case rather than guilt, it emerged that Daszuta had purchased a range of chemicals that had legitimate uses as fertilisers and food preservation. She had initially claimed that she had bought the products for her gardening business but at her trial at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court this May she pleaded guilty to possessing explosive materials with the intent to endanger life.

It was determined that her intention was to take her own life rather than to hurt others. She had previously been sectioned under the Mental Health Act after dousing her feet with petrol and setting them on fire. In a statement given to the court she had said that she intended to take them to a wood in the Guildford area at a spot where she had previously found peace and serenity.

Her plan was discovered when she was visited at her home on 25 February by a member of Ealing’s mental health team in which she showed the nurse the materials she had purchased. This visit followed others in which she had discussed wanting to try out explosives and mentioned Anders Breivik, the far-right Norwegian mass murderer who had killed eight people by planting a bomb before going on a shooting spree at a youth summer camp.

Daszuta offered no resistance when the nurse said that she would take the materials away and the police were called. Later analysis confirmed that the materials gathered could be used to make an explosion.

His Honour Judge Nicholas Wood said he was giving her the benefit of the doubt and concluded this was an elaborate method of suicide conceived by a person who was mentally ill rather than a plan to endanger the lives of other people. A forensic psychologist had given the evidence that Daszuta posed a low risk of harm to others. However, the judge also determined that the offence was not an impulsive act and her use of cocaine, cannabis and alcohol at the time she made the purchases was an aggravating factor as well as the distress she had caused the nurse.

She has been on remand since her original arrest and may only need to serve half of her sentence which could lead to her being released on licence before the end of the year.

Like Reading Articles Like This? Help Us Produce More

This site remains committed to providing local community news and public interest journalism.

Articles such as the one above are integral to what we do. We aim to feature as much as possible on local societies, charities based in the area, fundraising efforts by residents, community-based initiatives and even helping people find missing pets.

We've always done that and won't be changing, in fact we'd like to do more.

However, the readership that these stories generates is often below that needed to cover the cost of producing them. Our financial resources are limited and the local media environment is intensely competitive so there is a constraint on what we can do.

We are therefore asking our readers to consider offering financial support to these efforts. Any money given will help support community and public interest news and the expansion of our coverage in this area.

A suggested monthly payment is £8 but we would be grateful for any amount for instance if you think this site offers the equivalent value of a subscription to a daily printed newspaper you may wish to consider £20 per month. If neither of these amounts is suitable for you then contact and we can set up an alternative. All payments are made through a secure web site.

One-off donations are also appreciated. Choose The Amount You Wish To Contribute.

If you do support us in this way we'd be interested to hear what kind of articles you would like to see more of on the site – send your suggestions to the editor.

For businesses we offer the chance to be a corporate sponsor of community content on the site. For £30 plus VAT per month you will be the designated sponsor of at least one article a month with your logo appearing if supplied. If there is a specific community group or initiative you'd like to support we can make sure your sponsorship is featured on related content for a one off payment of £50 plus VAT. All payments are made through a secure web site.