Somerset

Man charged with Street pub bomb hoax

High Street, Street
Image caption High Street was cordoned off for more that four hours while police investigated the incident

A man has been charged with a bomb hoax and communicating false information following an incident in Somerset.

The 47-year-old was arrested on Tuesday afternoon after police were called to The Bear Inn in Street, police said.

The area around the pub and police station was cordoned off for several hours while a suspicious package was investigated.

The man has been remanded in custody and will appear at South Somerset Magistrates' Court later.

The package was found not to be dangerous.

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