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Man charged following Hamilton Place incident

November 6, 2014, 5:43 pm

Police investigating a suspicious incident in Hamilton Place in Newcastle have charged a man.

The incident happened on Monday, November 3, after police received a report of concern for a person at an address at Hamilton Place, in the Arthurs Hill area of Newcastle.

Officers attended the address and an 18-year-old white man, was arrested. ┬áLiam Lyburd, 18, of Hamilton Place, Arthur’s Hill in Newcastle has been charged with possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life, possessing ammunition with intent to endanger life, and five counts of possessing an explosive substance, namely a pipe bomb, with intent to endanger life.

He is due to appear before North Tyneside Magistrates Court on Thursday, November 6, at 10am.

The investigation to date has revealed that there was intent to cause serious harm at Newcastle College, we are confident that we have prevented the incident from taking place.

Officers do not work in isolation they rely very much on daily assistance from the public and partner agencies we would like anyone with further information to contact police on 101 ext 69191, quoting reference 401 22/10/14, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Enquiries are continuing into this incident.

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