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Jail for UK phone mast arsonist

17.06.2020
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Man set fire to the equipment after reading coronavirus claims

A man has been jailed for three years for an attack on a phone mast in Liverpool, reports the BBC website. Searches for 5G and coronavirus were found on his phone, and he had a ‘genuinely held view about the masts’. Michael Whitty, who had 29 previous convictions, admitted arson. The cost of the damage was estimated at £10,000 to £15,000 and the mast was out of action for 11 days. The attack was one of 13 that had taken place in the Merseyside area. Read more.

A man has been jailed for three years for an attack on a phone mast in Liverpool. Searches for 5G and coronavirus were found on his phone

Theme:
Infrastructure and Spectrum: 5G and next generation networks, Content: innovation, regulation and markets
Region:
Europe
Series:
Regulatory Watch
5G, Coronavirus, covid-19, Phone mast
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