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Sellafield nuclear plant bomb hoaxer sentenced

A Carlisle man who claimed to have planted a bomb at Sellafield nuclear plant has been given a suspended prison sentence.

Stephen Nugent, 47, of Spencer Street in the city, made two hoax bomb calls while drunk in January.

Carlisle Crown Court heard Nugent was a 'vulnerable' man and a long-term alcoholic, with medical problems that had dogged him all his life.

He was given a 30-week prison sentence, suspended for two years.

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