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Inmate attempts airport bomb hoax from jail

A prisoner in a Cambridgeshire jail has had his sentence increased after sparking a bomb hoax at Heathrow airport.

Prisoner has sentence increased after sparking bomb hoax from jail

Littlehey prison near Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire. Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Archive

A prisoner in a Cambridgeshire jail has had his sentence increased after sparking a bomb hoax at Heathrow airport.

Jordan Wass, 19, was in Littlehey Prison near Huntingdon for robbery, when he tried to cause the airport bomb scare by calling Samaritans and claiming he was a member of Al Qaeda.

The calls were traced to the prison and Wass identified as the caller. He admitted making the calls and was charged with three counts of causing a bomb hoax. He pleaded guilty and asked for a further eight incidents to be taken into consideration.

He had a further two years added to his 16-month sentence at Peterborough Crown Court.

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