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Nuisance caller told police he was going to blow up building

53-year-old fined £1,000

A Douglas man who'd been drinking heavily rang police to tell them he was going to blow up a Douglas building.

Fifty-three-year-old Jonathan Richard Fletcher, of Mona Street, appeared before magistrates at Douglas Courthouse.

He admitted a single count of making nuisance phone calls to the emergency services on 28 September.

Prosecution advocate Roger Kane told the court Fletcher dialled 999 at around 5.15am.

Fletcher made three further calls that morning - telling one recipient the Isle of Man didn't have an assassination department.

Defence advocate Paul Rodgers told the hearing Fletcher had been drinking heavily and had a long history of making similar calls.

Magistrates told Fletcher the calls could put lives at risk and said his behaviour had to stop.

They fined him £1,000 and ordered him to pay £125 towards costs at the rate of £15 per week from his benefits.

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