Darrel Greig (45), of Navenby Grove, Hull, was sentenced to one year and four months in prison yesterday (Tuesday 21 June) at Hull Crown Court following a bomb hoax in May this year.
Officers were called to a property in north Hull on Saturday, May 14, after reports that a bomb had been discovered outside the property.
While EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) examined the device, a 400m cordon was placed around the property, and residents were evacuated from their homes to ensure their safety.
Darrel had built the hoax device out of household items such as a mobile phone and a petrol canister in order to cause fear, alarm, and distress to his victim.
Darrel Greig entered a guilty plea and was sentenced in court after being charged with the bomb hoax.
“I’m pleased that he is now behind bars receiving punishment for his actions, which undoubtedly caused his victim and the local community an unforgivable amount of stress and fear,” said PC Nicola Knight.
“No one should feel unsafe in their own home or community, and they should be able to go about their daily lives without fear.”
“I hope the outcome at court provides some comfort to his victim in knowing he is now in prison, and that Darrel has time to reflect on his actions.”