Mansfield man thought bomb scare would ‘give police a laugh’

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A Mansfield man with ADHD who phoned 999 and reported a bomb at the town’s police station told magistrates he thought it would ‘give police a laugh’.

Mansfield Magistrates’ Court was told how Joshua Williams (20), of Newark Close, had smoked an ounce of cannabis before making the prank call on 9th August.

Police arrested Williams after identifying him by tracking the call to his own mobile phone in a matter of minutes.


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