man appears in court on explosives charges
Burnham-On-Sea man accused of making explosives appeared at Taunton
Magistrates Court on Monday (January 23rd).
Philip Leonard, from Beatty Way, faces four charges
of making explosive substances for unlawful purposes.
It is alleged the activities took place between
31st December 2011 and 21st January 2012.
Mr Leonard spoke only to confirm his name, address
and date of birth. District Judge David Parsons remanded Mr Leonard
into custody to appear at Taunton Crown Court on February 6th
of people were evacuated around the man's home throughout Friday
and taken to a temporary rest centre at Burnham Community Centre.
COVERAGE OF THE BEATTY WAY INVESTIGATION:
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