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Man charged for alleged hoax bomb threat – Batemans Bay

A man has been charged following an investigation into a suspicious package found in Batemans Bay earlier this year.

Shortly after 8.30am on Monday 4 March 2019, police were alerted to a suspicious package in a garden bed of a shopping centre on Orient Street.

Photos by Milton Leslight

Officers from South Coast Police District immediately cordoned off and evacuated the area, before specialist officers attended and rendered the item safe. The item was seized and forensically examined.

Following extensive inquiries, detectives attended a Batemans Bay home yesterday (Tuesday 9 July 2019), and spoke with a 32-year-old man.

The man was issued a Future Court Attendance notice for the offence of leave an article with intent to cause alarm today (Wednesday 10 July 2019).

He is due to appear at Batemans Bay Local Court on Monday 22 July 2019.

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