By Sarah Keane • 12 December 2020 • 8:55
MAN threatened to blow up a UK hospital on trial in Germany
A man who threatened the NHS with bombing a UK hospital unless they paid him off is about to stand trial in Berlin, Germany. The Italian allegedly emailed the NHS in April, demanding they pay £10million in cryptocurrency into his Bitcoin account or he would launch his attack. After his initial request was ignored, he reportedly sent seventeen more emails until his arrest in June.
Court spokeswoman Lisa Jani said that the extortionist was tracked down simply enough through this computer software, and that the plan “was not highly professional”, according to Metro. She added that when his property was searched it turned out that he did not have any explosives, nor had he a specific target in mind.
The trial is due to reconvene on December 16 at Berlin District Court.
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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.
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