Gloucestershire Police have made arrests in connection with a number of hoax bomb calls they received yesterday.
Officers have issued a warning in light of the pranks, reminding people that there are "consequences to this kind of action".
ACC Julian Moss says hoaxes are "a drain on resources at a time of intense pressure for our officers".
A man from has been charged with making a bomb hoax against Bristol Airport.
38-year-old Robert Boyd-Stevenson from Bristol is in custody, and due at Weston-super-Mare Magistrates' Court today.
He was arrested after threats made against the airport on Saturday.
A 19 year old man from Henbury has been charged with a bomb hoax after Cabot Circus shopping centre in Bristol had to be evacuated last Friday. The alarm was raised about a briefcase left outside a shop.
A 100m cordon had to be put in place before a controlled explosion was carried out by police.