Call by teenage ‘Al Qaeda’ inmate of Cambridgeshire prison to Samaritans demanded £1million to prevent bomb at Heathrow

11:19 18 July 2014

Littlehey Prison.

Littlehey Prison.

Archant

A teenage inmate at a Cambridgeshire prison called the Samaritans claiming to be an Al Qaeda member and demanded £1million to prevent a bomb going off at Heathrow, a court heard.

Jordan Wass, 19, was serving a sentence for robbery at HMP Littlehey in February when he called The Samaritans charity claiming he was Al Qaeda member Mohammed Assan and a car bomb was on its way to the airport.

He also demanded £1million to prevent the fictional bombing.

He made several calls between February 24 and 26.

The calls were traced to the prison and Wass identified as the caller. He admitted making the calls and was charged with three counts of causing a bomb hoax.

He pleaded guilty and asked for a further eight incidents to be taken into consideration.

He had a further two years added to his sentence at Peterborough Crown Court last Friday.

Detective Chief Inspector Richard Wall said: “We will not tolerate this kind of behaviour. Such threats are taken very seriously by the emergency services as they can cause a large amount of disruption.”

Wass, of Ryhall, was sentenced to 16 months in prison for robbery and 16 months for attempted robbery at Leicester Crown Court last summer, the sentences to run consecutively.

Wass had previously pleaded guilty to the offences which took place at Martin’s in High Street East, Uppingham.

More news stories

Saturday, April 30, 2016
Tory candidate for police commissioner Jason Ablewhite responds to questions at a hustings event in Wisbech. On his left is Nick Clarke, the UKIP candidate

Tory candidate Jason Ablewhite last night described critics attacking him over comments he posted on his Facebook page six years ago as being “desperate to muck rack”.

Yesterday, 11:54
Rev Jenny Webb

Love every neighbour is the theme of events for this year’s Christian Aid week being organised by Churches Together in March.

Saturday, April 30, 2016
Operation Edison, Cambridgeshire Police conduct the last of 4 warrants searching for drugs., 
Ely, Littleport, 
29/04/2016
Picture by Terry Harris.

Yet more arrests were made in Littleport as the curtain came down on East Cambridgeshire Police’s latest operation in their crackdown on drug related crime - Operation Edison.

Saturday, April 30, 2016
Police arrest a suspect (Mr Ian Clarke ) on for the offences of possessing class A and class B drugs  Operation Edison, Cambridgeshire Police conduct drug warrants at various addresses in Cambridgeshire,
71 Heron Croft, Soham
28/04/2016. 
Picture by Terry Harris.

A man was arrested in Soham last Thursday for possession of a class A and B drugs, alongside handling stolen goods as part of East Cambridgeshire Police’s latest crack-down.

Most read stories

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Cambs Times e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up