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Stephen Peachey admits sending bomb threat letter to Norwich City Football Club

PUBLISHED: 07:00 29 April 2017 | UPDATED: 13:03 29 April 2017

Stephen Peachey, in the red jacket, admitted sending a bomb threat letter to Norwich City Football Club. Picture Archant

Stephen Peachey, in the red jacket, admitted sending a bomb threat letter to Norwich City Football Club. Picture Archant

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A cleaner sent a letter to Norwich City Football Club warning that there would be a bomb at a match, a court has heard.

Stephen Peachey, 45, sent the letter to the football club stating “there would be a bomb at a forthcoming match”.

The letter, which was not received on a match day, was sent on May 5 2015.

Jane Foster, prosecuting at Norwich Magistrates Court said the club take these matters seriously as they “have a duty to all those attending”.

She said a finger print was found on the letter which was eventually traced to the defendant.

It followed a reprimand for a separate offence in October last year.

He was first interviewed in December last year when he said he was a cleaner on trains and if he found a letter he posted it.

But he denied sending a letter to the football club.

When interviewed again in February this year he again denied sending the letter stating there could have been a tear in the envelope which might explain how his print got on there.

But Miss Foster said there was no evidence the letter was torn.

Peachey, of Well Green, Frettenham appeared at court yesterday where he admitted an offence of sending a letter / communication / article to Norwich City conveying a threatening message.

David Foulkes, mitigating for Peachey, said he has been reluctant to accept that he did it and so “to go to the next stage of why is not something I can deal with”.

Mr Foulkes said Peachey has “learning difficulties” but worked as a cleaner for a number of years.

He added his family had concern about his mental state.

Sentencing was adjourned until May 24 to allow Peachey to be assessed by the probation service.

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