Man sentenced for threatening to blow up G4S vans – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A 20-year-old has today (29 September) been sent to a young offenders’ institution for two years for blackmailing his employer by threatening to blow up their vans.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 29th September 2017

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Pensioner who wrote bizarre note threatening to blow up bank convicted of blackmail – The Independent

Posted August 15th, 2016 in banking, blackmail, bomb hoaxing, news by sally

‘A pensioner who sparked a bomb scare with a handwritten note threatening to blow up a bank has been found guilty of blackmail.’

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The Independent, 12th August 2016

Source: www.independent.co.uk

YouTube pranksters jailed after ‘terrifying’ fake art heist – The Guardian

‘Four men have been jailed for pranks filmed for YouTube channel Trollstation, including a “terrifying” fake art heist in the National Portrait Gallery.’

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The Guardian, 16th May 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

YouTube prankster Danh Van Le jailed for nine months for bomb hoax – The Independent

Posted March 22nd, 2016 in bomb hoaxing, internet, news, sentencing by sally

‘The co-founder of a YouTube “prankster” channel has been arrested for scaring the public with bomb hoaxes and staging mock burglaries.’

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The Independent, 21st March 2016

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Teaching assistant jailed over bomb hoax – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 5th, 2015 in bomb hoaxing, fraud, news, sentencing, teachers by sally

‘She sent an email from the pupil’s school account to her own account saying there was a bomb at the school.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th June 2015

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Newport train bomb threat man jailed – BBC News

Posted January 29th, 2015 in bomb hoaxing, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been jailed after saying he had a bomb and would blow up a commuter train.’

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BBC News, 28th January 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Stewart Jackson Fishponds car bomb hoaxer jailed for 20 months – BBC News

Posted November 25th, 2014 in bomb hoaxing, closed circuit television, criminal damage, DNA, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who admitted a bomb hoax in Bristol after he doused a car in fuel has been sent to prison for 20 months.’

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BBC News, 24th November 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Sheffield police stations bomb hoaxer Amanda Pinder jailed – BBC News

Posted May 9th, 2014 in bomb hoaxing, communicating false information, news, sentencing by sally

‘A woman who threatened to blow up every police station in Sheffield in a series of hoax calls has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 8th May 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Harlow bomb hoaxer Nigel Flanaghan jailed – BBC News

Posted February 7th, 2014 in bomb hoaxing, communicating false information, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who phoned police and said he was going to put a bomb in a mosque and wanted “to hang Muslims in the street” has been jailed for 12 months.’

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BBC News, 6th February 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

‘Idiots’ cleared of threatening to blow up Manchester-bound plane – The Guardian

Posted November 29th, 2013 in bomb hoaxing, news, no case to answer, terrorism, trials by sally

“The trial of two men for allegedly threatening to blow up a Pakistani plane in mid-air has been abandoned after the court heard they were ‘idiots’, not terrorists.”

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The Guardian, 28th November 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Hoax bomb threat bridegroom is jailed in Liverpool – BBC News

Posted October 22nd, 2013 in bomb hoaxing, guilty pleas, news, sentencing by tracey

“A would-be bridegroom who made a hoax bomb threat to a wedding venue after realising he had failed to confirm his booking has been jailed.”

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BBC News, 22nd October 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Ikea ‘bomb hoax’: Man facing jail over hoax call to frame love rival – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 1st, 2013 in bail, bomb hoaxing, electronic monitoring, news by tracey

“A man is today facing jail after being convicted of falsely reporting a Russian
plot to bomb an Ikea store, which implicated a love rival.”

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Daily Telegraph, 28th March 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Chambers v Director of Public Prosecutions – WLR Daily

Chambers v Director of Public Prosecutions [2012] EWHC 2157 (Admin); [2012] WLR (D) 234
“A message which did not create fear or apprehension in those to whom it was communicated, or who may reasonably have been expected to see it, was not of a ‘menacing character’ within the meaning section 127(1)(a) of the Communications Act 2003. That provision created an offence of basic intent and, accordingly, the mental element of the offence was satisfied if the accused were proved to have intended that the message should have been of menacing character or alternatively, to have been aware of or to have recognised the risk at the time of sending the message that it might have created fear or apprehension in any reasonable member of the public who had read or seen it. Moreover, a ‘tweet’ sent via the social networking site Twitter, was ‘a message’ sent by an electronic communications service for the purposes of section 127(1) of the 2003 Act regardless of whether the tweet was read as a ‘message’ or as content on the website.”

WLR Daily, 27th July 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Robin Hood Airport tweet bomb threat man wins case – BBC News

“A man found guilty of sending a menacing tweet threatening to blow up an airport has won a challenge against his conviction.”

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BBC News, 27th July 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Tottenham Court Road siege: Man jailed for office bomb hoax – BBC News

Posted July 25th, 2012 in bomb hoaxing, false imprisonment, guilty pleas, news, sentencing by tracey

“A bomb hoaxer who caused the closure of London’s Tottenham Court Road after throwing equipment from the fifth floor of an office block has been jailed.”

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BBC News, 24th july 2012

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Hoax caller jailed for sparking national terror alert – Daily Telegraph

“Hoax caller Khadar Mohidin has been jailed for sparking a national terror alert by ringing police and claiming 15 suicide bombers were about to attack London on the day Hillary Clinton was to meet with David Cameron.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th July 2012

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

#WithoutPrejudice Special: #Twitterjoketrial with David Allen Green – Charon QC

Posted June 27th, 2012 in appeals, bomb hoaxing, freedom of expression, internet, podcasts by sally

“Welcome to this Without Prejudice Special on the Twitter Joke Trial with solicitor David Allen Green.”

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Charon QC, 26th June 2012

Source: www.charonqc.wordpress.com

“Charon QC” is the blogging pseudonym of Mike Semple Piggot, editor of insitelaw newswire.

Twitter joke case returns to high court for fresh appeal by Paul Chambers – The Guardian

Posted June 27th, 2012 in appeals, bomb hoaxing, freedom of expression, internet, news by sally

“A two-and-a-half year legal battle over a ‘joke’ posted on Twitter that landed its author with a criminal record returns to the high court on Wednesday in front of the most senior judge in England and Wales.”

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The Guardian, 27th June 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Man jailed for plane bomb hoax against online girlfriend – The Guardian

“A man who told police his online girlfriend was going to blow up a plane after she deleted him from her Facebook account has been jailed for 16 weeks.”

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The Guardian, 8th June 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Twitter joke trial – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted March 13th, 2012 in bomb hoaxing, internet, news by sally

“As Henry Ward Beecher once said: ‘A person without a sense of humour is like a wagon without springs – jolted by every pebble in the road.’ The law has currently been jolted by one such pebble, the case of Paul Chambers and an ill-advised tweet that is under consideration by the High Court.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 13th March 2012

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk