Liverpool

Liverpool bomb scare: 74-year-old man charged

Tithebarn Street, Liverpool
Image caption A number of streets were cordoned off by police following the scare

A 74-year-old man has been charged following a bomb hoax in Liverpool.

Police were called to Silkhouse Court in Tithebarn Street on Friday at about 10:30 GMT after reports that a man was acting suspiciously.

The building in Liverpool's business district was evacuated and roads were closed over fears of a suspect package.

David Norris, who lives in France, has been charged with placing an article with intent. He is due to appear before Liverpool magistrates on Saturday.

The package was examined by army bomb disposal officers, who found it posed no danger to the public.