Cops hit out at man be­hind bomb hoax

Evening Times - - NEWS -

PO­LICE have said the plac­ing of a sus­pi­cious de­vice in a block of flats on the day of the Gen­eral Elec­tion last year was a de­lib­er­ate at­tempt to cause panic.

Their com­ments come af­ter Peter

Conoboy, 48, pleaded guilty at Glas­gow’s High Court and is due to be sen­tenced next month.

Su­per­in­ten­dent Andy Ed­wards, of La­nark­shire po­lice di­vi­sion, said: “The plac­ing of this de­vice was a de­lib­er­ate at­tempt to cause panic and dis­rup­tion to both the res­i­dents of Glen Tower, who had to be evac­u­ated in the mid­dle of the night, and the wider com­mu­nity on what was the date of the elec­tion.”

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