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Sheffield Police stations bomb hoaxer's sentence cut

Amanda Pinder Image copyright South Yorkshire Police
Image caption Amanda Pinder pleaded guilty to four counts of communicating false information

A woman who made repeated threats to "blow up" Sheffield police stations has had her jail term reduced on appeal.

Amanda Pinder, 33, of Norfolk Park, Sheffield, had her four-year sentence cut to 16 months at the Appeal Court.

She admitted four counts of communicating false information at Sheffield Crown Court in May.

The threats were made by telephone and text message to South Yorkshire Police, four days after the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.

In one call Pinder said: "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."

'Slit your throat'

The court originally heard she made four calls and sent one text message to police while Sheffield was hosting the World Snooker Championship.

In a second call she told the call handler: "If I could get down this phone I would slit your throat."

She went on to claim she had placed bombs in every police station in Sheffield and also in the homes and cars of police officers.

Pinder named herself in one of the calls and was arrested.

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