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Trial date set for man who caused evacuation

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: August 12, 2014

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A DATE has been set for the trial of a man who was charged with two explosive offences after 200 people were evacuated from their homes in South Derbyshire.

Glenn Robinson, of Belvoir Crescent, Newhall, appeared at Derby Crown Court yesterday.

He is charged with one offence under Section 2 of the Explosive Substances Act 1883 (cause an explosion likely to endanger life), one offence under Section 4 of the same act (make an explosive substance for an unlawful purpose) and the production of cannabis.

A date of January 12 was set for a three to four day trial and Robinson, 55, was remanded into custody.

Robinson, who wore a grey t-shirt and grey jogging bottoms, will next appear at Derby Crown Court for a plea and case management hearing on November 24.

Robinson was arrested from his home on Saturday, July 26, and up to 200 people were evacuated from their homes and a 100-metre cordon placed around the flat.

Many people spent the night at the nearby Pingle School.

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