Man charged with Cliftonville bomb hoax after huge emergency response in Sweyn Road

Incident in Sweyn Road Photo Jamie Horton

A man has been charged with carrying out a bomb hoax following an incident which required a huge emergency services response in Cliftonville.

Kent Police was called to a property in Sweyn Road around 9am yesterday (July 19) following a report of a man making threats to cause damage to the property.

Police, fire and paramedics attended Sweyn Road Photo Jamie Horton

Officers attended and were assisted by Kent Fire and Rescue Service. A man was later arrested at the scene.

A cordon was established and 16 households were evacuated as a precaution during the incident. The cordon was later lifted and occupants were able to return home.

Following an investigation by Margate CID, Tony Gannon has been charged with communicating a bomb hoax.

The 61-year-old, of Sweyn Road, is due to appear before Folkestone Magistrates’ Court on Friday 21 July.

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