TWO men who sent poisoned vodka through the post to a Blackburn councillor and a journalist have today been jailed for six years.

Wayne Cook, 45, and Steven Robinson, 42, both from Greater Manchester, posted a lethal concentration of caustic soda in miniature bottles as part of a campaign for Scottish independence.

The two packages were sent to Blackburn with Darwen councillor John Wright and Scottish Daily Express journalist Myra Philp in April 2007.

One of the bottles was accompanied by a note which threatened to kill English people "at random and with no discrimination or compunction" and to poison England's water supply.