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Court told man threatened to petrol bomb his former home in Dudley
9:00am Friday 13th September 2013 in News
A DUDLEY man threatened to petrol bomb a house after telling police there was going to be an explosion in the town.
Brendan Walters, aged 48, made the call to police from a kiosk in Wolverhampton Street and told officers there was going to be a fire at the property in The Belper.
Wolverhampton Crown Court was told Walters used to live in the house before being evicted and present in the property at the time of the incident was a retired woman and her granddaughter.
Walters went to the front door and he was abusive to the woman before threatening to petrol bomb the premises and he continued to make threats before leaving.
He was quickly arrested, prosecutor Timothy Harrington told Wolverhampton Crown Court, after police officers went to the scene and it was discovered he had a long history of mental problems.
Walters, now of no fixed address, admitted threatening to destroy or damage property and he was told by judge Martin Walsh the hospital order was necessary to protect members of the public from the risk of harm.
Mr Harrington said psychiatrists had agreed Walters who represented a "significant risk of challenging and aggressive behaviour" needed treatment but it was hoped his condition would improve.
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