Old Bailey trial today for man charged with causing explosion at Sharnbrook property

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A Bedfordshire Police officer stands watch at Loring Road, Sharnbrook. Image: Bedfordshire Police
A Bedfordshire Police officer stands watch at Loring Road, Sharnbrook after the explosion in April 2023. Image: Bedfordshire Police

A man from Sharnbrook will stand trial at the Old Bailey today, charged with causing an explosion likely to endanger life or property.

Matthew Haydon, aged 47 at the time of the incident, was arrested in April 2023 following an explosion at a property on Loring Road in Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire.

Read: Man charged following Sharnbrook explosion

He appeared at the Old Bailey via video from HMP Bedford in October and spoke only to reply “not guilty” when the charge was put to him.

He was remanded in custody until his trial today. He will appear in Court 2 at the Old Bailey at 10.30am today.

This is an ongoing story and will be updated throughout the day.

 
 
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