7th , 2012
man pleads guilty to explosives charges
man has admitted making explosives found at a house in Burnham-On-Sea
Philip Leonard, 36, pleaded guilty to four charges at a hearing,
at Taunton Crown Court, and was remanded in custody.
Leonard, of Beatty Way, carried out his activities between 31
December 2011 and 21 January 2012.
of people were evacuated from their homes and a cordon was set
up after a police raid in the street, as reported here.
Leonard's defence lawyer told the court he did not have any malicious
motive and had not intended to use the explosives to cause damage
Leonard was remanded in custody while pre-sentence reports are
COVERAGE OF THE BEATTY WAY INVESTIGATION:
praise goodwill of residents
resident charged after explosives raid
centre praised by residents
Way cordon lifted by police
photos of the police investigation in Beatty Way
collections delayed by police probe
confirm incident 'was not terrorism related'
of the army bomb disposal team at the scene