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Bomb hoax man jailed for six years

A police officer at the scene on Tottenham Court Road Credit: Reuters, Luke MacGregor

A man has been jailed for six years over a siege which closed one of London's busiest streets.

Michael Green, 48, of Archer Road in Stevenage, admitted false imprisonment, making a bomb hoax and criminal damage, a court official at London's Blackfriars Crown Court said.

Tottenham Court Road was closed for hours on April 27 after Green stormed into an office, making threats.

He threw office equipment out of the window onto the street during the siege.

After negotiators and armed police were called, he emerged stripped to the waist and was led away by officers.

Man from Stevenage due in court today following armed siege in Tottenham Court Road

Siege in Tottenham Court Road in London
Siege in Tottenham Court Road in London

A man from Stevenage is due to appear in court today following the armed siege in Tottenham Court Road in London on Friday. Michael Green, who's 48, has been charged with possession of a weapon, false imprisonment and making a bomb hoax.

The incident brought the area to a standstill. He'll appear at Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court.