Man charged over bomb hoax call about Essex pub
A 42-year-old man has been charged with making a hoax telephone call to police following a claim a bomb had been left in a pub in Essex.
Police arrested a man in Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, just minutes after the call was made at 2300 BST on Monday, a spokesman said.
The man, from Chelmsford, was charged with making a bomb hoax by communicating false information.
The telephone call said a bomb had been placed in a pub in Chelmsford.
The charged man has been bailed to appear before Chelmsford Magistrates' Court on 20 April.