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School bomb hoaxer jailed

Andreas Dowling
Andreas Dowling
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A man who admitted making a string of hoax bomb threats in Britain, the US and Canada has been jailed for four-and-a-half years.

Andreas Dowling, of Carew Terrace, Torpoint, was sentenced today (Monday, 2 December) at Exeter Crown Court having previously admitted 31 charges relating to 107 offences dating back to 2014.

The 24-year-old made hoax calls using software to disguise his voice to seventy five schools and colleges across Avon and Somerset, Devon, Cornwall, London, the West Midlands and West Yorkshire between January and February 2016.

The investigation into these offences, which was led by Counter Terrorism Policing South West, uncovered earlier offences committed by Dowling in the US and Canada.

For more about the case and statements from the FBI, the Senior Investigating Officer, DCI Mike Selbie and the Senior National Coordinator for Pursue, Deputy Assistant Commissioner Dean Haydon click here.