Olympic Heavy Breathers face 3 months in Barlinnie – Lord Advocate. HOAX CALLERS attempting to disrupt Olympic events will be dealt with toughly by Scotland’s Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) claims Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland today who says anyone making hoax calls could face up to three months in jail. Meanwhile, the public have also been asked to report any suspicious activity or packages to Police, and as one officer commented, suspicious activity also includes any Council or Crown Office staff loitering or observed taking bungs from their criminal contacts (We recommend you take a picture first & send it in to us – Ed)
Hoax callers who try to disrupt Olympic Games events in Scotland will risk imprisonment the Lord Advocate has warned today.
Prosecutors across the country will take tough action against anyone caught making hoax calls. Those who make hoax calls at any time put the lives of others at risk by diverting emergency services from genuine incidents. They also waste public resources, can create fear and cause disruption. Disruption could be more acute during public events such as the forthcoming Olympic Games football matches in Glasgow.
The Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland QC said: “The tough prosecution stance is designed to act as a deterrent and contribute towards a successful Olympic Games. The eyes of the world are on Great Britain; and Scotland will be a showcase for football competitions in Glasgow. Through our action I hope the prosecution service will help to deliver a safe and enjoyable Olympic Games”.
Hoax callers could face up to three months imprisonment for fire related offences and seven years for bomb hoax offences.
Detective Chief Superintendent John Cuddihy, Head of Serious and Organised Crime and Counter Terrorism, Strathclyde Police said: “The Olympic Games is the greatest sporting spectacle on earth, however, unfortunately there is a very small number of people who will try to spoil this event for everyone by making a hoax bomb call. Let me be clear, anyone who makes a hoax call will be found and will be arrested. Taking officers away from genuine incidents and wasting their time will not be tolerated.
“However, anyone who has a genuine suspicion about a person, a package or anything else must not be dissuaded from contacting police immediately. Even if you are not sure about something you have seen or heard, let us know, let us investigate and let us keep everyone safe.”