Tayside and Central Scotland

Dundee man made hoax bomb call to police

Tayside Police HQ
Image caption Duncan made the false bomb claim in a call to Tayside Police's HQ

A man has admitted falsely telling police there was a bomb near their Dundee headquarters.

Scott Duncan telephoned Tayside Police and told them there was a bomb in the city's Bell Street.

Bell Street is situated outside the local police HQ - and is also home to the city's sheriff court and part of Abertay University.

The incident happened in October of last year. Sentence was deferred for background reports.

Duncan, 32, of Dundee, pleaded guilty to communicating by means of telephone information with the intent of inducing alarm in them a false belief that a bomb was present in Bell Street.

Defence solicitor Paul Parker Smith told Dundee Sheriff Court: "This was a hoax phone call. He is currently serving a nine month prison sentence which was imposed on April 8."

Sheriff George Way deferred sentence for background reports until later this month.

He said: "Given the nature of the charges he will have to be brought here from custody."

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