South East Wales

Newport train bomb threat man jailed

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Image caption The court heard the train was delayed for more than two hours, costing almost £4,000

A man has been jailed after saying he had a bomb and would blow up a commuter train.

Charles Crisp, 54, caused an evacuation of the train at Newport railway station after a fellow passenger heard him talking about detonating the device.

Crisp, of Alnwick, Northumberland, admitted communicating false information with intent and was given a three-month sentence.

Newport Crown Court heard Crisp was arrested and found to be unarmed.

Prosecutor John Lloyd said: "In a controlled voice, Crisp said, 'I've got a bomb and I'm going to blow every one up.'"

A passenger who heard the remark passed a note to a ticket inspector on the Swansea to Manchester train telling him about the threat.

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