Wiltshire

Man charged after bomb squad called to house in Devizes

Anzio Road, Devizes
Image caption An area around Anzio Road in Devizes was cordoned off while investigations took place

A man has been charged after residents were evacuated and the Army bomb squad was called to a "suspicious" item found at a house.

Kubilay Bostanli, 22, of Anzio Road, Devizes, has been charged with possession of an explosive substance for an unlawful purpose, Wiltshire Police said.

Twelve homes in the road were evacuated on Wednesday following the discovery.

Mr Bostanli appeared at Swindon Magistrates' Court on Friday.

He has also been charged with possessing a knife or sharp-pointed article in a public place, possessing a Class B drug and harassment without violence.

He was remanded in custody and is due back at the same court on 1 November.

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