Penge man admits bomb hoax after Regent Street terror alert

PUBLISHED: 14:50 14 January 2011 | UPDATED: 15:25 14 January 2011

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Police have charged a 46-year-old man following the Regent Street bomb alert.

Malcolm Tripp, from the Penge area, appeared at Westminster magistrates’ court this morning where he pleaded guilty to making a bomb hoax.

Police were called to the Accessorize store just after 12.20am yesterday when the building’s alarm went off.

Tripp told officers he had explosives and the surrounding area was evacuated before he gave himself up at 5.15am.

Mr Tripp remains in custody. The sentencing will take place at Southwark Crown Court at a date to be confirmed. A further charge of criminal damage was withdrawn.

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