A MAN has appeared in court charged with sparking a bomb hoax.

Pascal Knorr-Gulde, of Bond Road, was charged with one count of bomb hoax, placing an article with intent, when he made his first appearance at Southampton Magistrates’ Court.

He was remanded in custody and is due to appear back in court next month.

A 62-year-old woman, also from Southampton, who was arrested in connection with the investigation which saw bomb disposal experts drafted into Manor Farm Road, in Bitterne, Southampton, on Wednesday, has been bailed until June 10, pending further enquiries.