Explosion at MP's office

A man has been arrested after a minor explosion at an MP's constituency office. No one was hurt in the blast at MP Nick Boles's office in Bourne, Lincolnshire

Man charged over explosion at Conservative Party office

Minor explosion at Conservative Party Office in Bourne, South Lincolsnhire Credit: ITV Anglia

A 24-year-old man will appear in court today charged with criminal damage with intent to endanger life following an explosion at a Conservative Party Office.

Paul Leversedge from Marquess Court in Bourne, South Lincolnshire will appear before magistrates in Grantham.

The explosion on Monday 10th June caused only minor damage to the Conservative Party Office of Grantham and Stamford MP Nick Boles.

No one was hurt and the incident is not thought to be linked to any wider issues or recent events elsewhere.



MP condemns blast at offices

An MP whose offices were damaged after an explosion, has issued a statement condemning the "act of violence." Grantham and Stamford MP Nick Boles was not at the Conservative Hall in Bourne at the time of the blast and no one was injured. A man has been arrested in connection with the attack.

Obviously I deplore this act of violence. The incident is being investigated by police and I know that everyone will do whatever they can to support the investigation. In the meantime, we should all carry on doing our jobs as normal"

– Nick Boles, Grantham and Stamford MP

A police spokesman said officers attended the scene and minor damage had been caused to the building.


Pictures: Blast attack at MP's office

Conservative Hall in Bourne cordoned off by police after explosion Credit: ITV Yorkshire
Police at the scene of the explosion Credit: ITV Yorkshire

A police cordone has been set up around the scene of an explosion at the MP for Grantham and Stamford, Nick Boles's, constituency office in Bourne. A man has been arrested in connection with the incident.