Colne man’s bomb threat to police


A drunk man who staggered into a busy road and started to kick out at passing cars before threatening to drop a bomb on a policeman has been given a second chance by magistrates.

Gary Carr (41), of Crabtree Street, Colne, admitted being drunk and disorderly.

Magistrates heard a police officer went to deal with a man who was causing a nuisance in Albert Road. When the officer spoke to him he said: “I’m going to drop a bomb on you.”

The bench decided not to activate a conditional discharge and he fined £90 and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.