A man arrested after a blast caused minor damage to a Conservative Party office has pleaded guilty to possessing an explosive substance.
A spokesman for Lincoln Crown Court said Paul Leversedge, 24, had been remanded in custody after admitting a single charge of having an explosive substance under suspicious circumstances.
Leversedge, of Marquess Court, Bourne, Lincolnshire, was detained in the early hours of June 10 this year after police were called to the Conservative Hall in nearby Burghley Street where Grantham and Stamford MP Nick Boles holds constituency surgeries. Leversedge will be sentenced on November 28.
A man's been charged with criminal damage with intent to endanger life, after an explosion at a Conservative Party office in Lincolnshire.
The bomb squad were called in and parts of the centre of Bourne were sealed off for 12 hours after the blast, early yesterday morning. Paul Leversedge, who's 24 and from Bourne has been remanded in custody and will appear at Grantham Magistrates Court tomorrow.
Police were called to Sellwood Terrace off Manning Road in Bourne at 8.30am this morning following reports of a small explosion.
Investigations are ongoing but it appears something within a rubbish bag (possibly a firework or similar) had caused a very small explosion.
No one was injured and there was no damage to any properties. As a precaution, bomb disposal officers attended the scene and the road is currently cordoned off to allow for investigations to take place.
Former F1 world champion Damon Hill will be in Bourne today to mark 50 years since his father Graham first won the world title. He took the Formula 1 crown while driving for the British Racing Motors team which was based in the Lincolnshire town.