Woman's dream of bomb results in oil rig evacuation

A woman who works on an oil rig in the North Sea had a dream that a bomb was on the platform. When she was overheard recalling the dream, it resulted in an evacuation.

200802111559A Grampian Police spokesman last night said: "The female is expected to appear at Aberdeen sheriff court on Monday in connection with the matter."

Earlier police confirmed that they were treating the incident as a false alarm, adding that a 23-year-old woman was being brought ashore for questioning.

[Jake Molloy, general secretary of the Offshore Industry Liaison Committee] said: "It appears that the whole thing was started when someone was a bit upset about a dream they had and that appears to have sparked one of the biggest security operations the North Sea has ever seen. The cost has been astronomical and there was never any need for it." He said he felt sorry for the woman who appeared to be at the centre of the alarm.

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