Store’s bomb faker is jailed

Midweek Sport - - NEWS -

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.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.