Police have charged a man in connection to an incident in Flushing on Sunday which saw the village sealed off and homes evacuated.

Lee Moody, aged 58, from St Dogmaels in Pembrokeshire, has been charged with an offence reading that on December 21, 2022 at Guildford, Surrey, he allegedly dispatched by means of post an article, namely a homemade mocked explosive device, with the intention of inducing in another a belief that the said article was likely to explode or ignite and thereby cause personal injury or damage to property.

He is due to appear before Haverford West Magistrates’ Court today (Wednesday, January 11).

Police and the bomb disposal squad were called to Flushing in the early hours of Sunday January 8.

The Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) team were contacted to investigate and a command centre was set up by the police at Tregew Barn above the village.

Residents were evacuated as a precaution and were supported as they awaited EOD assessment. 

People were advised that anyone needing somewhere to go while the evacuation was in progress that the Food Barn at Tregew was open and so was the church hall and St Peter's Church.

A 100m cordon was put in place and the roads surrounding the area were also closed.