Detectives investigating a report of a bomb hoax in Maidstone have released an image of a man they would like to speak to. At around midday on 10 December 2012, a phone call was made to Morrisons supermarket in Sutton Road, Maidstone, reporting that a device had been left in the store.
The supermarket was evacuated and a suspicious package was subject to a controlled explosion. The store remained closed to the public for the rest of the day. Officers have now released an image of a man they would like to speak to, who they believe might be able to provide important information.
Detective Inspector Lee Whitehead from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate said: “This hoax caused a significant amount of disruption at the store during a very busy time of the year. It alsocaused unnecessary concern for both shoppers and employees."
"We have made one arrest in connection with the investigation, but we are now appealing for this man, or anyone who recognises him, to contact us so we can further our investigation.”
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate on 01622 654863.