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Hospital order for uni bomb hoaxer.

A DRUNK ex-Home Office immigration officer who walked into a university building and told a porter he had a bomb, has been given a hospital order under the Mental Health Act.

Anthony Barrington Hembrow, 54, a security shift supervisor at the Welsh Assembly HQ at Llandudno Junction, walked into the management centre of Bangor University at 6am demanding to be let into an office inside.

Hembrow, of Tai'r Felin, Porthmadog, pleaded guilty at to making a hoax bomb claim and impersonating an immigration officer.

Remorse: Hembrow, 54 At Caernarfon Crown Court yesterday prosecutor John Wyn Williams said Hembrow told the porter he "needed access" to his third-floor office during the incident on November 11 last year.

At the third floor he told the man he had a bomb and then took a metal badge from his wallet and said he was an immigration officer and wanted to complain about the security at the university.

Hembrow had worked for the UK Border Agency until March 2009. He was supposed to have handed in his warrant cards, identity and badges - but had kept them.

James Cuits, defending, said Hembrow "couldn't give an explanation for his actions".

"He accepts he acted inappropriately to try and deceive the staff by showing an invalid identity badge. He is remorseful," he said.

He added Hembrow had tried to kill himself and had been in a secure hospital since February.

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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jun 16, 2011
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