Community order for man accused of hoax chemical weapons attack

A man has received a community order after sending packages containing caster sugar and spoof banknotes to multiple police stations. He was originally charged with eight offences of sending a hoax noxious substance but after the service of the defence skeleton on dismissal, the prosecution asked for the original indictment to be quashed and he pleaded guilty to a single count of public nuisance. More information on this case has been reported in the Evening Standard and on the BBC.

The defendant was represented by Rosa Bennathan.

22nd January 2024