Derrinallum bomber Glenn Sanders to be buried next week

Glenn Sanders.

Glenn Sanders.

THE funeral of Derrinallum bomber Glenn Sanders will be held next week.

The Coroner has finally released his remains after an autopsy and the burial will take place at the Derrinallum cemetery on Tuesday at 2pm.

Family and friends are being invited to “celebrate the life of Glenn Albert Sanders”.

Cemetery trust spokesman Les Thomson said police tape would remain in place around the grave site until a contractor was called in to dig the plot.

Police bomb experts and sniffer dogs spent several hours inspecting the cemetery last month after reports that Sanders would visit his wife’s grave, mostly in the dark, and often several times a night. 

Some residents also reported late-night explosions coming from the area.

Police gave the cemetery the all-clear, saying no items were found and there was no evidence of any explosives.

Sanders was killed on April 12 after he triggered a series of massive explosions at his Hamilton Highway property after a seven-hour overnight stand-off with police.

Two special operations group police officers, who were attempting to negotiate with the 48-year-old, were injured in the blast.

One was taken to the Geelong hospital with minor injuries and discharged later that day.

The other was flown to The Alfred hospital in Melbourne with serious injuries to his head. He is still receiving medical treatment and will not return to work for some time. Both men were Melbourne-based senior constables.

The Coroner’s Court last week heard Sanders was wearing a “vest bra containing explosives” which he accidentally triggered.

Another Coroner’s Court briefing has been scheduled for September 6, when a decision will be made on whether an inquest will be held into Sanders’ death.

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