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Man jailed over false bomb threat

Man on Ouse Bridge
Wright claimed to have explosives in his rucksack

A man who brought a North Yorkshire city to a standstill after making a false bomb threat has been jailed for three years.

Wayne Wright, 44, was shot with a baton round by police on Ouse Bridge in York on 10 February after claiming to have explosives in his rucksack.

A large part of the city had to be sealed off and evacuated.

Wright, of no fixed address, was sentenced by a judge at York Crown Court earlier.




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