Man places suspicious device outside hospital with note ‘to all Christians sweet dreams’By Mason White 11:40 AM January 29, 2016
By: Tanya Malhotra
A man was arrested on a charge of placing an article with intent after placing a suspicious device outside a hospital along with a threatening note, police in the United Kingdom said.
Now, 20-year-old Alister Taylor of Telford, has been sentenced to serve 20 months in prison after pleading guilty to placing an article with intent.
According to the police investigation, a council worker discovered the device on the road outside the Wellington Medical Centre.
After closer inspection the worker saw that the device had an aerosol can and wires attached to it along with a note which read: “To all Christians in Wellington, sweet dreams.”
The police were immediately notified, but when it was examined, no explosive material was found in the device and it turned out to be a hoax.
Following a police investigation, Taylor was identified as the individual who had left the device. His computer was examined, and police found searches for guns, weapons, the Nazis and ISIS.
The court heard that Taylor deliberately created a device which was intended to look like an improvised explosive device, and left a note targeting a religious group.
His motive was to create an atmosphere of fear and hostility among various ethnic and religious groups.