Man jailed for threatening to blow up London Bridge station on anniversary of 9/11

A man has been jailed for a shouting he wanted “London destroyed” as he threatened to blow up London Bridge station on the anniversary of 9/11.

Shiraj Niranjan Jayasuriya, 45, sparked rush hour chaos for thousands of commuters when he pulled an emergency lever on a train as it travelled towards the station, claiming there were “bombs everywhere”, Blackfriars Crown Court heard.

More than 500 trains were subsequently cancelled or delayed after his threats on the evening of September 11 last year – the thirteenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks in New York.