Somerset

Olympic relay explosion threat accused in Taunton court

A man has appeared in court accused of threatening to disrupt the Olympic torch relay with an explosion in Taunton, Somerset.

Darren Cole, 40, of no fixed address, appeared at Taunton Magistrates' Court earlier.

The court heard he made the threat on Sunday when he said he intended to blow up his camper van as the procession went through the town.

The hearing has been adjourned for a week. Mr Cole did not enter a plea.

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