South West Wales

Swansea man in court over shopping centre bomb hoax

The outside of the Quadrant Shopping Centre in Swansea Image copyright Twitter/Rhys Williams

A man accused of planting a fake bomb at a busy shopping centre has appeared in court.

The 21-year-old, of Portmead, Swansea, has been accused of placing an article with intent to cause alarm.

The alleged hoax saw Swansea's Quadrant Shopping Centre evacuated on 24 May - two days after 22 people were killed in the Manchester terror attack.

He was remanded in custody at Swansea Crown Court on Monday. A plea hearing is set to take place on 24 August.