man due in court on explosives charges
Burnham-On-Sea man will appear in court today (Monday, February
6th) to face several explosives charges following the discovery
of a number of chemicals at his home which caused the evacuation
of dozens of residents.
Leonard, from Beatty Way, faces four charges of making explosive
substances for an unlawful purpose between December 31st and January
will appear at Taunton Crown Court.
36 year-old was remanded in custody after police and army bomb
disposal experts raided
his home on January 20th.
number of chemicals were found at Mr Leonard's home, causing many
residents to be evacuated and a 100-metre exclusion zone to be
put in place around Beatty Way.
Hayllar, defending, told a court that there was "nothing
to suggest he was going to use them in a malicious way."
The scenes in Beatty Way during last month's explosives raid
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confirm incident 'was not terrorism related'
of the army bomb disposal team at the scene