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Thursday 17 April 2014

'Neck bomb' hoaxer gets 13 years

An Australian investment banker who chained a fake bomb to a terrified teenager in a bizarre blackmail plot was jailed for 13 and a half years.Madeleine Pulver, then 18, was studying at home alone in her family's Sydney mansion last August when Paul Peters walked in wearing a rainbow-striped ski mask and carrying a baseball bat.He tethered a bomb-like device to her neck along with a ransom note, then slipped away, leaving the panicked teenager alone.

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