Threat to bomb Barclays HQ ends with 150 hours unpaid work

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'I'm going to blow it up whether there's anybody in it or not'.

A Dundee man threatened to blow up the London headquarters of Barclays in a row over his bank account.

BBC News reports that John Driscoll had phoned the bank asking to be refunded an £89 charge which had been taken from his account.

When the 60-year-old was told an investigation would have to take place before the money was refunded, he threatened to blow up their head office with plastic explosive Semtex.

He was ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work at Dundee Sheriff Court.

Driscoll, himself a former call centre worker, phoned the bank's helpline after spotting what he believed to be fraudulent activity on his account.

However, customer manager Ayaz Ali told him the money could not be credited back before an investigation was carried out.

Driscoll told him: 'If you don't have my money in my account by tonight I'll go ballistic.

'I'm going to want to come to Barclays headquarters which I think is somewhere near the Natwest Tower and I'm going to blow it up whether there's anybody in it or not'.

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