Store’s bomb faker is jailed
A MAN who planted a fake bomb among the shelves at Morrisons and demanded £10,000 from the supermarket chain has been jailed.
David Williams’s extortion bid led to the store being evacuated and the bomb squad being called in.
He had wanted the cash be taken to his local railway station but his three phone calls to the branch were traced to nearby telephone kiosks in Maidstone, Kent.
Williams, of Headcorn, Kent, was identified from CCTV images of him buying a card at the store earlier in the day.
The 48-year-old ( was sent to prison for two years and eight months after being found guilty of blackmail at Maidstone Crown Court.