Joel Broad / Tammy Tampax

Joel Broad, a male drag queen who uses the name Tammy Tampax, was convicted in 2009 at Swindon Crown Court of making a hoax bomb threat. He was sentenced to 14 months in a young offenders’ institute.

Broad, 19, made two calls to the WHSmith switchboard saying there was a bomb in the customer services department. Broad’s contract working for the department had recently come to an end and the court heard he had had a dispute with a female employee.

It was not the first time Broad, 19, had taken out his frustrations on a company by making hoax threats. In September 2005, Broad left a bomb hoax in a prayer book in an Oxford church, following a failed job application to Virgin Atlantic. The note read: “Please don’t pray for the people that will be killed in the October 18, 2005, bombing on a Virgin flight arriving in Barbados – you have been warned.”

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