UK: Man jailed for making hoax bomb threats across Fylde coast including Blackpool Tower


A man who made repeated hoax bomb threats against landmarks including Blackpool Tower and the Winter Gardens has been jailed.

On one occasion, Blackpool Magistrates’ Court was evacuated and searched following a false claim made by Aidan Robertson, of Dickson Road, Blackpool.

The 36-year-old was sentenced to three and a half years in prison after pleading guilty to the bomb hoax, as well as having a knife in public and assaulting a police officer.

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Source: The Gazette