Southampton: Man Charged Over Explosive Device

15 May 2014, 12:30

A man's appeared in court on a hoax bomb charge after a road in Bitterne Park was sealed off because of a suspicious device.

41-year-old Pascal Knorr-Gulde from Bond Road, Southampton, was charged with one count of bomb hoax, placing an article with intent. 

He was appeared at Southampton Magistrates Court this morning (Friday, May 16) and denied the charge.

He was told he will face trial in June and was remanded in custody.

A 62-year-old woman from Southampton arrested in connection with this investigation has been bailed until June 10, pending further enquiries.

Specialist officers and the Royal Navy bomb squad were called to Manor Farm Road just before 9.40am on Wednesday 14 May.
 
A 100 metre cordon was put in place to allow officers to investigate and neighbouring properties were evacuated.

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