A woman who posted a note through a neighbour’s door saying a bomb was going to go off at her local mosque still shows ‘no remorse’ for her actions.

Terry Chester, 60, was crying in the dock at Blackburn Magistrates Court as she was sentenced on Thursday afternoon (April 6).

Graham Tindall, prosecuting, said that Chester had been caught on CCTV footage provided by a neighbour on May 12 walking down Ross Street, Brierfield, crouching down and posting a note through the door of Saiqa Bibi before walking away.

Ms Bibi came home from work at about 10am to find the note.

The note read: "Bomb, Mosque, Sackville Street, set for this Monday. Also a man has a gun on Guildford Street. POLICE”

Police was underlined and in capital letters.

Ms Bibi called the police, alarmed by the contents of the note relating to Jamia Mosque Sultania. Luckily, the call did not lead to high levels of police investigation or any local evacuations.

Chester, of Fernbank Court, Nelson was found guilty of communicating false information following a trial at Burnley Magistrates Court earlier this year.

Mitigating, Johnathon Taylor said that Chester stands by her story which she told during her trial that she wrote the note after being told there would be a bomb and thinks she must have ‘dropped the note on the ground’, denying posting it through a letterbox.

He accepts that the Magistrates Court denied this account by Chester, adding that she has very few previous convictions, that she is 60-years-old and that she is in some ill health – asking the court to suspend any sentence of inevitable imprisonment for these reasons.

On Thursday, magistrates said that Chester still shows ‘no remorse’ for her actions on that day as they handed her a 12-month custodial sentence, suspended for 24 months.

As a requirement of the sentence, she must complete 200 hours of unpaid work and pay £1,200.80 - £187 to the courts, £513.80 in compensation for police costs and £500 contribution to the prosecution.