Millenium Dome bomb hoax

A WOMAN bomb hoaxer from Weston who falsely claimed explosives had been planted at the Millennium Dome in London admitted the offence when she appeared before a crown court judge this week.

A WOMAN bomb hoaxer from Weston who falsely claimed explosives had been planted at the Millennium Dome in London admitted the offence when she appeared before a crown court judge this week.

Amanda Hinwood made the hoax call on July 4 this year to say there was a bomb on the Greenwich site in East London.

The 46-year-old, of Lonsdale Avenue, appeared in the dock at Bristol Crown Court on Thursday and replied "guilty" to a single charge of sending a false message for the purpose of causing annoyance, inconvenience or anxiety that there was a bomb at the Millennium Dome.

The bogus call had been traced by police to the defendant.


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Judge Julian Lambert granted casually dressed Hinwood, who wore a beige jumper, faded black jeans and white trainers, bail on the condition that she does not purchase or drink alcohol, that she resides at her home address and co-operates with the preparation of a pre sentence report.

He told the woman she would be allowed to stay with her two children over Christmas if she made an application and ordered her to return to the court to be sentenced on January 10 next year.

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