Newquay man pleads guilty to threatening to blow up train station from the moon

Newquay man pleads guilty to threatening to blow up station from the moon

Newquay man pleads guilty to threatening to blow up station from the moon

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A Newquay man who threatened to blow up Milton Keynes train station from the moon pleaded guilty to sending a threatening message at Truro Magistrates’ Court. 

Paul Leslie Blatchford, 39, of Mount Wise, Newquay made the threat in a phonecall to British Transport Police on July 16.

Gail Hawkley, for the CPS, said he had made the nuisance hoax call and swore at the operator before hanging up.

He said he suffered from some mental disorder and wanted to know what he could do to be arrested and sent to prison. He had made the remark about blowing up the station to get arrested and if he was not arrested he would commit more offences.

He later told the police he made the call after he had been reading a statement regarding a previous incident at Milton Keynes which he had tried to explain to the operator, and got angry, which was why he threatened to blow up the station.

Blatchford, who admitted being in breach of a conditional discharge for two previous assaults, had his case adjourned to January 17 for a probation report.

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