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Man admits Gatwick and Heathrow airport bomb hoax

A man has pleaded guilty to making a hoax bomb threat claiming a device was at one of two major UK airports, following a row with his wife.

Kevin Flynn, 31, of Wellington Road, Bognor, West Sussex, admitted making the phone call to police on 31 July.

Worthing magistrates heard he told Sussex Police the bomb was being taken onboard a New York-bound plane from either Gatwick or Heathrow.

He was freed on bail to be sentenced at Chichester Crown Court on 10 October.

He spoke only to enter his guilty plea during the hearing on Wednesday.

The court was told he was angry after the row and had wanted to ground a flight his wife was due to board.

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