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Crewe bomb hoaxer jailed
9:21am Thursday 21st March 2013 in News
A Crewe man has been jailed for 15 months after pleading guilty to making bomb hoaxes at Crewe rail station and Crewe Alexandra Football Club.
Adam John Hunt, of Derrington Avenue, appeared at Chester Crown Court on February 22, having been charged at an earlier hearing.
The court was told the 24-year-old made the calls on consecutive days in October 2012, intending them as a joke.
PC Paul Whittaker, of British Transport Police said: “Hunt made the calls thinking they were nothing more than a prank and a bit of fun.
“In reality they were anything but. His actions raised genuine concern for the safety of the public and wasted valuable police time.
“The court, however, recognised the seriousness of the offences and sentenced him to 15 months for each offence, to run concurrently.”
Sergeant Carl Capewell, of Cheshire Police, added: “Bomb hoaxes are taken extremely seriously and, as this case has shown, police forces will, when necessary, work together to trace offenders and bring them to justice.
“Anyone thinking of making hoax calls should think twice as there is a very real chance they will pay for their ‘fun’ with a lengthy period of imprisonment.”
Hunt was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment for each hoax call, to run concurrently, and was also fined £100 for the call made in relation to Crewe rail station.
At the same hearing he was given a six-month conditional discharge for shoplifting.