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A man's been charged with making a bomb threat in Wiltshire. Nicolas Luffman is accused following the alert which resulted in residents in Devizes being forced to leave their homes yesterday.
Nicolas Luffman, 46, of Mayenne Place, Devizes, has been charged with making a false bomb threat. He has been released on bail and is due to appear at Salisbury Magistrates Court on 11 June.
Residents in Wiltshire have been able to return home after more than 40 properties were evacuated last night [Tuesday] because of a suspected bomb scare.
They were moved to a safe place while a bomb disposal 'robot' was called to the scene in Mayenne Place in Devizes.
A man's been arrested by police in connection with the incident.
Inspector Matt Armstrong spoke to ITV News West Country at the scene of the bomb scare.
A bomb disposal 'robot' is being used at the scene of the bomb scare in Devizes.
Wilts Police has contacted the military and they are advising them on how to deal with the bomb threat.
The property in question has not been entered yet and Inspector Matt Armstrong told ITV News West Country "We don't know what's in there."
30 flats and 12 houses have been evacuated in Mayenne Place in Devizes now.
30 flats and 12 houses have been evacuated in Mayenne Place now and the bomb disposal team has arrived. Police say the incident will go on for foreseeable future.