Two men charged after Clay Cross bomb scare

Scene at Clay Cross
Image caption Several roads were closed and 50 residents were evacuated from their homes in the early hours of 26 June

Two men have been charged after a bomb scare that led to the evacuation of about 50 people from a Derbyshire town.

In June police were called to Clay Cross to reports of a "suspicious" car and diesel being siphoned from a van parked on Victoria Street.

Officers were told there was an explosive device in the car.

One man is charged with a bomb hoax offence, possession of a firearm and theft of diesel. The other faces two charges of diesel theft, police said.

They are due to appear before Chesterfield magistrates on Wednesday.

An Army bomb disposal team was called in and residents were taken to the Sharley Park Leisure Centre while investigations took place.

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