Braes man on bomb charge

Police and the Army bomb disposal squad were called to the Perthshire holiday park
Police and the Army bomb disposal squad were called to the Perthshire holiday park
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A Braes man has appeared in court charged with building an improvised bomb at a Perthshire holiday park.

The Logierait lodges near Pitlochry were evacuated on Wednesday evening amid an operation involving police, the fire service and an Army bomb squad.

Mark Crockett (52), of Marshall Drive, California, appeared in private at Perth Sheriff Court facing a single charge under the 1883 Explosive Substances Act.

He made no plea or declaration and was remanded in custody.

Crockett is alleged to have produced an improvised explosive device, namely a nail bomb, with intent to endanger life or cause serious injury