Man accused of damaging Grantham MP’s office is remanded in custody by magistrates

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Magistrates have remanded in custody a man accused of causing criminal damage with intent to endanger life.

Paul Leversedge, 24, of Marquess Court in Bourne, was charged following an incident in North Street, Bourne, in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The road was closed for several hours while police investigated an explosion at the Stamford and Grantham Conservative Club, where MP Nick Boles holds surgeries for constituents.

At Grantham Magistrates’ Court this afternoon (Wednesday), Leversedge’s case was sent to Lincoln Crown Court as it is too serious for magistrates to deal with.

No plea was entered. Leversedge will appear at the crown court on June 26 for a preliminary plea and case management hearing.

Bail was refused and he was remanded in custody until the hearing.