Man denies bomb hoax at railway station

PUBLISHED: 06:55 01 May 2019

Walsh was on train at the station when he is alledged to have made the bomb hoax.

Walsh was on train at the station when he is alledged to have made the bomb hoax.

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A 26-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to carrying out a bomb hoax on a train and scaring passengers at Nailsea and Backwell Railway Station.

Shaun Walsh was on a train on April 23 when it stopped at the station.

Walsh allegedly told passengers it would be their last journey as he had a bomb.

Prosecutor Jo Packer said: “At 2.15pm the defendant was on board a train which had arrived at Nailsea and Backwell Station.

“Witnesses reported hearing Walsh say 'this is the last journey you are ever going to take. I have got a bomb'.

The court was told Walsh had been wearing an orange puffer jacket which meant fellow passengers could not see what he had on underneath.

The British Transport Police was called to the railway station, in Station Road, where Walsh was arrested.

Walsh appeared at North Somerset Courthouse on Thursday, where he pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Walsh, of Wick Road, in Bristol was remanded in custody by magistrates.

Miss Packer added: “He said he didn't claim to have a bomb and he didn't make any threats to blow up the train.”

Walsh will appear at North Somerset Courthouse next month for trial, after he decided he did not want his case to heard in front of a jury at Bristol Crown Court.

The 26-year-old will appear at North Somerset Courthouse next month for trial.

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