Burnham ‘bomb-maker’ to appear in court

THE man police believe was at the centre of a bomb scare is due to appear before a crown court for the first time today (Tues) accused of making explosive devices.

Phillip Leonard, aged 36, has been charged with four counts of making explosives in relation to the incident on January 20.

More than 50 homes were evacuated when police put up a 100m safety cordon around Leonard’s house in Beatty Way.

He appeared before Taunton Deane Magistrates Court on January 23 and the court was told he was living at the house with his ex-partner and her two children.

Leonard has yet to enter a plea and has remained in custody since his arrest three weeks ago.

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