Leeds man in court over Knaresborough hoax bomb threat
A man has appeared in court to deny making a hoax bomb threat.
Shamsul Islam, 23, pleaded not guilty at York Magistrates' Court to three counts of communicating a bomb hoax.
Armed police sealed off High Street, in Knaresborough, for four hours after receiving a threat in October 2013.
Mr Islam, from Leeds, who admitted a charge of perverting the course of justice, was remanded in custody to appear at York Crown Court for trial on 19 November.
Police said the hoax call was focused on a takeaway pizza shop.
A second man, 22-year-old Habibul Islam, also from Leeds, pleaded guilty at the hearing to perverting the course of justice and making a false statement to obtain insurance.
He was released on bail ahead of sentencing.