A Birmingham teenager who made a drunken hoax call telling police he had planted a bomb at a market has been sentenced to four months' detention.
The 16-year-old from Rubery pleaded guilty at the city's youth court to giving false information to police.
Jonathan Kelleher, prosecuting, said on July 13 this year the police received a 999 call from Rubery from someone saying his "mate" had planted a bomb in Northfield.
He said the caller then put on an Asian accent and said the device was going to blow up in Northfield market centre.
Mohammed Naser, defending, said it was an unsophisticated offence and the call was always going to be traced and the defendent had had a lot to drink.