In an update to this story about Gary Bolton found guilty of selling fake bomb detectors, he has been sentenced.
A businessman who sold fake bomb detectors around the world has been jailed for seven years.
The devices made by Gary Bolton, 47, were simply boxes with handles and antennae, the Old Bailey heard.
As he passed sentence, Judge Richard Hone QC described the equipment as “useless” and “dross” and said Bolton had damaged the reputation of British trade abroad.
The court heard that Bolton knew the devices were useless. The same arguments were made for James McCormick who was sentenced to 10 years. Bolton had a device by McCormick in his home as well. Here is some background on the relations between the two men who have been prosecuted for the similar bomb dowsing scam.
With the closure of this case, we can only hope that these crap devices will fade from use. But many still insist they work. They are fooling themselves and putting citizens at severe risk.
Tip: P. Robinson