Blackmail accused 'threatened to let off bombs and harm baby' in bid for £1m, court hears

September 13, 2017
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A G4S employee demanded £1million from the company and threatened to detonate bombs fitted to its vehicles if he was not paid, a court has heard.

Daniel Garland, 19, denies blackmailing the security giant in a letter sent to the general manager of a depot in Thornaby, Teesside, in January.

Teesside Crown Court heard he was the author of a letter which threatened to blow up vehicles and also “cause harm” to the partner and new-born baby of an employee while the father was at work.


Garland, of Durham Place, Chester-le-Street, denies two counts of blackmail.

Paul Rooney, prosecuting, said: “This case concerns a letter which was sent by the defendant, Daniel Garland, to his employers G4S.

“In the letter he demands £1 million from them and makes threats to cause explosions and he…


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