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#Hoax Bomb

# hoax-bomb - Monday 16 March, 2015

Man jailed after threatening to kill and placing hoax bomb at office of MP

The 33-year-old with cerebral palsy received a three year sentence.

# hoax-bomb - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

Man charged with planting hoax bombs and calling in fake threats

The 19-year-old was arrested yesterday in Craigavon, County Armagh.

# hoax-bomb - Monday 9 August, 2010

A BOMB DISCOVERED in south Belfast last night has been deemed a “deliberate hoax” by the PSNI. The suspicious device was discovered shortly before 9.30pm in the Cadogan Park area and was examined by army technical officers. Police say the object was a non-viable device make to look like a bomb.

# hoax-bomb - Friday 23 July, 2010

A MAN WHO sent hoax bomb threat emails to Heathrow Airport has been jailed for four years. Adam Busby, 61, was found guilty of two counts of sending hoax messages claiming bombs were on two transAtlantic flights in 2006.

The emails were sent from a library in the North Strand, Dublin.

He denied the offences, but was convicted last month. Judge Desmond Hogan suspended the last two years of his sentence.

Busby, originally from Scotland but with an address at Santry Lodge in Ballymun, moved to Ireland in 1980 after organising several minor terror attacks in Scotland.

He allegedly founded the Scottish National Liberation Army (SNLA) in 1979, which sent dozens of letter bombs to its political targets in the 1980s. The group’s targets included Prince Charles, Margaret Thatcher and Cherie Blair, but no one was injured.

The SNLA was outlawed in Ireland in 2005.

He was convicted of similar hoaxes 13 years ago after making threatening phone calls to the press.