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Bomb hoaxer in court again
A MAN who once told police there were bombs in the Bodleian Library has admitted another hoax.
Steven Thomas was jailed for eight months in 2009 after calling police from a Cowley Road phonebox and telling them to evacuate the world-famous Oxford library.
At Oxford Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, the 37-year-old admitted another bomb hoax after telling police there was an explosive device at his home.
Thomas dialled 999 on Monday, April 2, and told the operator he had assembled a bomb using acid and aluminium at his home in Awgar Stone Road, Headington.
When officers arrived they found no such object and Thomas told them he “wanted to be arrested”, the court heard.
Magistrates, who were told Thomas has mental health issues, bailed him to be sentenced on May 3.