Paul Tully has taken a tough stance against bomb hoax perpetrators.
Paul Tully has taken a tough stance against bomb hoax perpetrators. Inga Williams

Tully hits out at IGA "bomber"

IPSWICH Deputy Mayor Paul Tully insists  anyone caught planting bombs in shopping centres, schools and other public places should face mandatory jail sentences.

His call comes after police converged on a West Ipswich shopping centre this morning after a suspected bomb was discovered.

Cr Tully said mandatory jail sentences should be imposed whether or not the they were real or fake bombs.

"These people are criminals who should get no leniency from the courts," he said.

"They cause major problems for  businesses, schools and the general community."

Cr Tully said courts often tapped offenders on the wrist with a feather and sent them on their way.

"These people deserve stiff jail sentences to serve as a serious deterrent," Cr Tully said.

"Today's IGA bomber should be shown no mercy."



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