Man denies creating ‘hoax bomb’ which led to evacuation of Barclays bank in Sudbury

Firefighters investigate the scene in Sudbury. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Firefighters investigate the scene in Sudbury. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

A man charged with a bomb hoax in Sudbury that saw the entire town cordoned off has been released on bail until his trial next month.

A police officer stands outside Barclays Bank in Sudbury after a suspicious package was found. Pict

A police officer stands outside Barclays Bank in Sudbury after a suspicious package was found. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Mark Brett, 41, of Tudor Road, Sudbury, appeared this afternoon at Ipswich Magistrates Court charged with placing an article with intent, communication of false information and possession of class A drugs.

Brett denied creating a hoax bomb which was discovered in Barclays bank in Sudbury on Wednesday by one of its staff.

He also denied calling police with reports there was a bomb in the bank.

However, Brett pleaded guilty at the hearing to possession of a quantity of methadone, a class A drug which was on his possession when he was arrested, and was handed a 12 month community order including 80 hours of unpaid work.


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Presiding magistrates released Brett on bail with conditions a not to enter any Barclays Bank in the country.

He will next appear at Ipswich Crown Court on March 5 for a pre-trial hearing.

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