Man faces prison for setting 5G phone mast on fire on Merseyside

A man who set a 5G telephone mast on fire will be sentenced later, (Monday June 8).

Michael Whitty was warned he faces a prison sentence when he admitted arson at a hearing last month at Liverpool Crown Court.

The 47-year-old pleaded guilty to the attack on the telecommunications mast in Kirkby, Merseyside, on April 5.

Nobody was injured, but damage was caused to the structure - owned by Vodafone.

A number of attacks on phone masts across the country are believed to be linked to false claims that the 5G network is spreading coronavirus.

Whitty, of Perimeter Road, Kirkby, will be sentenced later today at Liverpool Crown Court.

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