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Man admits Tory office blast

A man arrested after a blast caused minor damage to a Conservative Party office has pleaded guilty to possessing an explosive substance.

A spokesman for Lincoln Crown Court said Paul Leversedge had been remanded in custody after admitting a single charge of having an explosive substance under suspicious circumstances.

Leversedge, of Marquess Court, Bourne, Lincolnshire, was detained in the early hours of June 10 this year after police were called to the Conservative Hall in nearby Burghley Street where Grantham and Stamford MP Nick Boles holds constituency surgeries.

The facts of the case were not opened at today's hearing, but it is known that no one was hurt in the explosion.

Leversedge, 24, will be sentenced on November 28.

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