Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Sheffield woman admits threats to bomb South Yorkshire Police

A woman has pleaded guilty to making a series of hoax bomb threats against police stations across Sheffield.

Amanda Pinder, 33, told a police call handler she planned to detonate explosives in three buildings, saying: "I'm going to blow the lot of you up".

The threats were made in April 2013, just days after the Boston Marathon bombing and while Sheffield was hosting the world snooker championship.

Pinder, of Norfolk Park, Sheffield, will be sentenced on 8 May.

She admitted communicating false information at Sheffield Crown Court and was released on bail ahead of her next appearance.

At a previous hearing at Sheffield Magistrates' Court, prosecutors said Pinder had made six telephone calls and sent one text message to South Yorkshire Police on 19 and 20 April during which she threatened to detonate bombs at police stations across the city.

In one call she stated: "I'm going to set a bomb off at Attercliffe, Bridge Street and Moss Way. I'm going to blow the lot of you up. You'll all die."

Det Con Sarah Lewis said: "It is believed that Pinder specifically timed her offences to maximise fear and concern not only for the emergency services, but for the public as a whole."

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