Man charged over Risca bomb alert

Campaign Series: SCENE: Police set up a cordon following the bomb alert in Risca on Tuesday SCENE: Police set up a cordon following the bomb alert in Risca on Tuesday

A NEWPORT man will appear in court this morning charged with possessing an explosive substance following a bomb alert in Risca on Tuesday.

The 51-year-old, who was arrested yesterday on suspicion of possession of an explosive article in suspicious circumstances, will appear at Newport Magistrates Court.

The 50-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of the same offence has been released with no further action to be taken.

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