Man jailed for bomb hoax


A man who threatened to blow up staff in a company who had rejected his application for a job has to today been sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court to 10 months imprisonment.

On 22 September 2014, Kaiser Farooq, aged 21 and from Saltley, Birmingham entered the premises of a company in Erdington where he had submitted a job application which had been turned down.

Once inside the premises, Farooq began to shout abuse at the staff, spat at them and produced a ruck sack claiming that he was going to detonate a bomb which he claimed he had inside the bag.

The defendant was eventually escorted from the company and the police notified who later arrested him.

He was charged with and pleaded guilty to assault by beating and communicating false information with intent.

Dawn Cooper, Senior Crown Prosecutor from West Midlands Crown Prosecution Service, said:

"Kaiser Farooq was unable to accept the fact that he was unsuccessful with his job application form and decided to vent his anger at the staff who worked at the company where he had applied.

"Once inside their premises, he directed foul and abusive language at the staff and began to spit at them. He then took hold of his rucksack and claimed he had a bomb inside of it.   

"At a time of heightened security, Farooq's threats to detonate a bomb in a rucksack were inappropriate, offensive and ill-judged, and today he has been jailed for 10 months for his actions."