Man who made two hoax bomb phonecalls sentenced in court

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A Dublin man who made not one, but TWO hoax bomb calls – so his friend could skip work – has been ordered to carry out 200 hours community service.

Colin Hammond's actions led to the shut down of a motorway, disrupted air traffic control and also stopped 4,000 Intel employees going to work.

The 21-year-old said he'd been drinking and taking drugs with a friend who paid him €30 (yes, all of this for 30 quid) to make the calls to Intel in Leixlip in January 2015.

Colin, who lives in Balbriggan, admitted to making two 999 phone calls claiming he was from the Islamic State and there were bombs at the Intel headquarters which would go off in 12 hours.

He described his actions as "profoundly stupid" in court today. Instead of two years in jail, Mr Hammond must serve 200 hours of community service. 

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