Ex-mayor explosion charge

A former mayor of Denbigh has appeared in court, accused of causing an explosion. People were evacuated from their homes in the town after what police described as a series of incidents whereby objects were ignited.

Former mayor appears in court on explosion charge

A former mayor of Denbigh has appeared before magistrates, in connection with a series of blasts in the town.

John Larsen, 46 and from Lenten Pool, is charged with causing an explosion likely to endanger life or damage property.

He is currently on Denbigh Town Council.

His defence solicitor said: "He doesn't accept the allegations against him."

There was no application for bail, and he was remanded in custody to appear at Mold Crown Court next Monday.

Town councillor charged with causing an explosion

A town councillor has been charged with causing an explosion, after people were evacuated from their homes in Denbigh.

John Larsen, 46 and from Lenten Pool, is due to appear before magistrates in Prestatyn later today.

He is a Liberal Democrat on Denbigh Town Council.

A 40-year-old woman also arrested has been released on bail pending further inquiries, North Wales Police said.

Residents were evacuated from their homes on Friday night and again on Saturday, as an army explosives unit searched a house, after what police described as a series of incidents whereby objects were ignited in the town.

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