Man behind Trincity Mall bomb scare sentenced to 21 days hard labour

Monday, June 20, 2016 - 20:00

Glen Dalrymple was today sentenced to 21 days in jail, hard labour, after pleading guilty to a charge of ‘misusing a phone by sending a message knowing it to be false to the inconvenience and needless anxiety to persons at Trincity Mall’, on May 26th, 2016, at 11:41am.

The sentence was imposed by Arima 2nd Court Magistrate Indar Jagroo, a statement from the Police Service says.

According to the prosecution, Dalrymple, 42, expressed ‘remorse’ and told the court he was ‘angry’ at the time he made the hoax call, that saw the shutdown of business at the mall and fuelled widespread panic among shoppers.

Dalrymple, a driver employed with the Water and Sewerage Authority, was charged under the Summary Offences Act Chapter 11:02 Section 106B on June 20th, 2016, after instructions were received from the Director of Public Prosecution, Roger Gaspard, on Friday 18th June, 2016.

He was charged by Sgt. Ishmael Pitt of the North Eastern Division Task Force at the Arouca Police Station.