Gosport man faces court over fake bomb 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. Marys Island, Chatham, Kent, is charged with one count out fraud by false representation and one count of making or supplying an item for use in fraud between January 2012 and July this year.

Simon Sherrard, 49, of Hill Rise, East Finchley, London; Samuel Tree, 65, and wife Joan, 60, of Houghton Road, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, all face charges related to the manufacture and sale of the detection device.

They were all released on bail and are due back before the magistrates in September when the case will be sent to the crown court.