22 Aug 2019

Man admits sending fake anthrax to female politicians

A man has admitted sending packages of fake anthrax to a series of female politicians.

40-year-old Richard John Hayes – of no fixed abode -was warned he faces a lengthy term in jail after he admitted 16 charges of making a noxious substance hoax. The court in Devon heard he had sent packages of white powder marked ‘anthrax’ to female politicians including MPs, councillors and a welsh assembly member.