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Bomb alerts: Man charged over series of hoax security alerts in same Carrickfergus suburb

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Controlled explosion carried out during security alert at Broadlands Gardens in Carrickfergus. Pic Jonathan Porter

Controlled explosion carried out during security alert at Broadlands Gardens in Carrickfergus. Pic Jonathan Porter

Controlled explosion carried out during security alert at Broadlands Gardens in Carrickfergus. Pic Jonathan Porter

A 19-year-old man has been charged with a number of offences relating to a serious of security alerts in Carrickfergus over several months.

He has been charged with five counts of arson with intent to endanger life, three counts of placing an article causing a bomb hoax and one count of communicating false information causing a bomb hoax.

He is due to appear at Belfast Magistrates' Court on Monday.

The charges relate to a series of security alerts which hit the same same Carrickfergus suburb between September 2013 and March this year.

The Broadlands Gardens area was targeted in a series of bomb hoaxes of the course of several months.

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