A drunk teen who made a series of hoax phone calls insisting that he had planted a "bomb in a hotel" said he did so to get a "lift home".

Four phone calls were made in total by George Brazil, 19, who referred to himself as "Mr Bomb", Mewday Magistrates Court heard.

The 19-year-old had claimed to have planted a nail bomb in the Mercure Great Danes Hotel in Ashford Road, Kent, where specialised police were dispatched along with firearm officers and Special Branch teams.

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Officers arrived at the hotel where George, who was 18 at the time of the incident, had made drunk calls that alarmed police.

Prosecutor Alan Balneaves said: "He decided the best way to get back home (via police) was to make a bomb hoax. Kent Police received four 999 calls from a gentleman who said he was Mr Bomb.

"There were a number of calls. He said he had a nail bomb and said he was in Isis. He also gave his name, address and date of birth."

No bomb was found at the hotel but multiple members of Special Branches were deployed to the site.

Prosecutor Balneaves added: "The police did not see it at the time as somebody who was drunk and making calls to get a lift home. It was amateurish at best and foolish."

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Defence solicitor Wayne Crowhurst said the drunken hoax was partly influenced by George's intoxication and a "lack of maturity".

Crowhurst added: "He’s also autistic which might explain the repeated phone calls. He had an argument with a young lady and he couldn’t get home so he thought he would phone the police."

George's solicitor also stated that the 19-year-old, who pleaded guilty to telling police false information, had a "bright future" in building computers.

District Judge Stephen Leake gave George a six month prison sentence, suspended for 24 months and also ruled that George would carry out 100 hours of unpaid work and pay £85 costs and a £115 surcharge, The Mirror reported.

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