MANCHESTER: Man who lit a 5g tower on fire has been charged with arson and sentenced to 3 years in prison.
In Manchester, 47-year-old Michael lit a 5g tower on fire after being deluded by a coronavirus conspiracy theory linking the towers to the virus. The fire has caused damages of around 15,000 pounds to the city.
According to reports, Michael is the first of many to be arrested in the incident. There have been around 13 such cases in Liverpool so far. Due to these arson attacks, 5G tower companies have faced a loss of more than 250,000 pounds.
When hearing the case in court, Judge Thomas expressed his concern about the nationwide arson attacks and feels there may be a group involved. Police have opened an investigation as to the causes of the fires. One tower in Birmingham was attacked despite not being a 5g tower.
NHS director, Professor Steve has previously confirmed that the coronavirus conspiracy theory is baseless and fake.
The coronavirus has spread to countries such as Iran and Japan where 5G has not been introduced. He added that the introduction of 5G will be beneficial after the slow down in the economy due to the world wide lockdowns. The NHS Director is baffled at the spread of this conspiracy theory and the resulting damage to the countries infrastructure.