A TEENAGE drag queen who made a hoax bomb threat to WH Smith’s headquarters in Swindon was today detained for 14 months.

Joel Broad, 19, of Broughton Road, Banbury, telephoned the switchboard on September 1 last year and said there was a bomb in customer services.

The hoax is said to have cost WH Smith £50,000 in lost revenue and the alert was only lifted after three hours, following a search involving police sniffer dogs.

Broad worked in the customer services division, but his contract had ended.

He was offered a job at the firm’s Heathrow office, but turned it down.

Prosecutor Nicola Jennings said the hoax could have been carried out as a revenge act.

Broad also performs as drag queen Tammy Tampax in pubs in Swindon, Oxfordshire and Colchester.

He sobbed as he was sentenced at Swindon Crown Court to 14 months in a youth detention centre.