A man who called in bomb threats to Jewish schools has been imprisoned for four years.
Andreas Dowling called in more than 100 bomb hoaxes, targeting schools, colleges and police stations in the UK, US and Canada. The court heard that Jewish schools were an “over-represented” target of the hoax calls, and he taunted them by telling them that a bomb would go off at 4:20 pm, a reference to Adolf Hitler’s birthday on 20th April.
Mr Dowling was arrested in June following an investigation by Counter Terrorism Policing South West. He pleaded guilty to 130 counts of communicating false information with intent.
On Monday, at Exeter Crown Court, Mrs Justice May sentenced Mr Dowling to four years and five months’ imprisonment.
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