Norfolk

Man admits Tesco store bomb hoax in Great Yarmouth

Bomb scare at Great Yarmouth Tesco Image copyright Richard Driscoll
Image caption A bomb disposal team was called to the Tesco Extra store

A man has pleaded guilty to a bomb hoax at a Tesco store.

A suspicious package was found after a telephone threat was made to the Pasteur Road store in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, on 6 March 2015.

At Norwich Crown Court on Monday, Stewart Nightingale, aged 42, of Hazel Grove, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, admitted one count of blackmail and one of making a bomb hoax.

Nightingale will be sentenced at Norwich Crown Court on 22 March.

Image copyright Sharon Parkes
Image caption Access to the Great Yarmouth store was restricted

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