Man denies fraud scam

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A GOSPORT man has appeared in court accused of being part of a scam to sell fake bomb detection devices to international military.

Anthony Williamson is one of five people charged in relation to the alleged con.

Williamson, 57, of Montgomery Road, Gosport, appeared at City of London Magistrates’ Court charged with making or supplying a device for use in fraud. He has pleaded not guilty.

It is alleged that he falsely claimed that the device could be used as a bomb detector.

Gary Bolton, 46, of Redshank Road, St Mary’s Island, Chatham, Kent, Simon Sherrard, 49, of Hill Rise, East Finchley, London, Samuel Tree, 65, and wife Joan, 60, of Houghton Road, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, are also facing fraud charges.

They were all released on bail and are due back before the magistrates in September.