Pensioner ‘made explosive package claim’ at Lincolnshire Co-op in Holbeach

A 71-year-old man accused of taking a suspicious package into the Lincolnshire Co-op store at Holbeach remains on conditional bail.

David James Edwards, of Hallgate, was not at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court on Friday (May 12) for the case’s latest hearing.

It is said that, on January 27 this year at the Fleet Street store, he “placed an article, namely a brown package, within the store, with the intention of inducing in another a belief that the said article was likely to explode or ignite and thereby cause personal injury or damage to property”.

Edwards has pleaded not guilty. The next scheduled hearing is on Friday, June 9.

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