Man pleads guilty to Tesco bomb hoax in Great Yarmouth - listen to the phone call

A large police cordon around the Tesco Extra store in Great Yarmouth.

A large police cordon around the Tesco Extra store in Great Yarmouth. - Credit: James Bass

A man has admitted making a bomb hoax at a Tesco supermarket in Great Yarmouth last year.

A large police cordon around the Tesco Extra store in Great Yarmouth.Picture: James Bass

A large police cordon around the Tesco Extra store in Great Yarmouth.Picture: James Bass - Credit: James Bass

Stewart Nightingale, of North Quay in Great Yarmouth, pleaded guilty to one count of blackmail and one count of making a bomb hoax by placing an article with intent, at Norwich Crown Court yesterday.

The bomb hoax was made at the Tesco store in Pasteur Road on Friday, March 6 last year.

Officers were called to the Tesco store in Pasteur Road just after 4pm following reports there was a suspicious package inside.

A 100 metre cordon went up around the store while staff and shoppers were evacuated.

A large police cordon around the Tesco Extra store in Great Yarmouth.Picture: James Bass

A large police cordon around the Tesco Extra store in Great Yarmouth.Picture: James Bass - Credit: James Bass

The bomb disposal unit was called and disposed of an item, but police enquiries later established it was a hoax call.

Nightingale will be sentenced at Norwich Crown Court in March.

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