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Man charged with bomb hoax threat to BBC

PUBLISHED: 19:06 25 February 2009 | UPDATED: 14:06 05 October 2010

A 24-YEAR-old man from East London has been charged tonight with sending bomb hoax threats to the BBC, ITN and a Government department. He is Nasar Ahmed, who was first arrested at his an address in Poplar in October on suspicion of communicating bomb hoax threats

A 24-YEAR-old man from East London has been charged tonight with sending bomb hoaxes to the BBC, ITN and a Government department.

He is Nasar Ahmed, who was first arrested at his home at Wooster Gardens in Poplar in October, on suspicion of communicating hoax threats.

Ahmed faces allegations of five offences under the 1988 Malicious Communications Act which include sending letters to the BBC, ITN, Channel 5 and the Department of Work & Pensions in September with false information “for the purpose of causing distress or anxiety and intending that their contents should be communicated.”

His arrest followed an investigation by the Met Police into bomb hoaxes sent to a number of organisations, Scotland Yard confirmed this evening.

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