Two charged with explosives offences after bomb scare in Illingworth

A cordon was put in place after police found a suspicious object. Credit: ITV News

Two people have been charged with explosives offences after homes were evacuated following a bomb scare.

Residents were told to leave their homes and army bomb disposal officers were called after police found a suspicious object during a search at a property on Natty Lane, Illingworth, near Halifax, on Thursday, 28 December. 

The object was later destroyed in a controlled explosion.

Forty-six-year-old Paul Bruveris, from Luddendenfoot, and 37-year-old Rochelle Morrisson, from Illingworth, have been charged with offences under the Explosive Substances Act. Both appeared were remanded in custody after appearing at Leeds Magistrates Court.


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