Man jailed following hoax bomb call about Gloucester railway station


A 41-year-old man has been jailed for making a hoax bomb call about Gloucester railway station.

Rias Choudhury, of no fixed address, was arrested and charged following a 999 call made last Wednesday (24 May).

He appeared before Cheltenham magistrates on Friday (26 May) and was sentenced to 26 weeks in prison and ordered to pay £35 costs and a victim surcharge.

Choudhury was the second man to be charged in connection with bomb hoaxes last week.  Peter Osbourne, 56, of no fixed address, was charged in relation to hoax calls made on Wednesday (24 May) about Bath bus station and the Bristol Royal Infirmary, as well as further hoaxes referring to Weymouth sea front in Dorset and Wiltshire Police Headquarters. He appeared before Bath magistrates last Friday. The arrest came after a cross-border operation between Gloucestershire and Avon and Somerset police.

Gloucestershire Police says both suspects appear to suffer from significant mental health issues.