Fake bomb was chained to Madeleine Pulver's neck

Help

Police in Australia have described a device chained around an 18-year-old woman's neck for 10 hours as a "very, very elaborate hoax".

Madeleine Pulver, aged 18, has been released from hospital after checks following the ordeal, in which what was thought to be an explosive device was placed around her neck.

A note left with the device has confirmed the motive for the attack was extortion.

Nick Bryant reports from Sydney.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.