Jail for bomb hoaxer who sent MI5 email

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A hoaxer who emailed a bomb threat to the “contact us” section of MI5’s website was jailed for 16 months yesterday.

Ghulam Kibria, 33, was tracked down by anti-terrorism officers after informing the security services that a bomb had been hidden in a Birmingham junior school.

The email to MI5, which included the name of Kibria’s ex-wife, said: “There is a bomb planted in Prince Albert Junior and Infant School in Aston. There is nothing you can do – we can strike any time, anywhere.”

Kibria, of Rugby Place, Lidget Green, Bradford, was sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court after pleading guilty to communicating a bomb hoax.

At an earlier hearing, prosecutor David Devine said the email was taken as a “clear and immediate threat” by the police and 700 pupils and 110 members of staff and parents were evacuated.