Mecca Bingo Hall Bomb Hoax

A south-east London Mecca Bingo hall received a major scare recently, when a man called the facility stating, 'This is a warning. There is a bomb in the car-park. We are Islam.'

The call had been made by a man, named, Chris Hallam. When it had come to an end, the facility immediately contacted emergency services, who soon showed up to complete a thorough search of the facility. Fortunately, nothing suspicious was recovered during the search.

When Woolwich Court caught wind of the situation, suspicion arose that Hallam may have had something to do with it, as he had previously been harassing an employee from the bingo hall with text messages. The text messages are said to have been initiated as a result of a conflict between Hallam and the staff member.

Upon examining phone records, it was discovered that Hallam had, indeed, made a call to the bingo hall, just prior to the emergency services being contacted. In fact, Hallam had been the only call for more than an hour.

While the investigation of phone records directly linked the call back to Hallam, he denied having made any threat. He did admit, however, that he made a call to the facility back in January, while under the influence of alcohol.

Despite his denial, Hallam has been sent to jail for a duration of 18 months at Woolwich Crown Court.

According to Greenwich CID detective constable, Chris Bryant, 'This man's actions caused alarm and resulted in the waste of police resources.'

Bryant further added, 'Calls like this are no joke and anyone convicted of making hoax calls can face an entirely justified sentence of imprisonment.'

General Bingo News

Login to post a comment:


Click Here to register a new account

What's going on right now!

4mins ago someone from us flag United States read article Playtech acquired Virtue Fusion offer "Deal or no Deal" game

Bingo Community

Share this page on:
Follow LBB on:
Follow LBB

Join now for full access to our online casino forum/chat plus receive our newsletter with news & exclusive bonuses every month.

In the last 24h


  • New Members
  • Members Online
  • Guests

eighteen plus only

Follow LBB on Facebook Follow LBB on Twitter Follow LBB on Pinterest Follow LBB on Google plus


Subscribe to our newsletter and get access to tournament codes, the biggest and best exclusive offers, new brand alerts, rogue reports and more!

Enter your email adress:

T&C's Apply. 18+

You have been successfully subscribed to receive LBB newsletter!