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Russian Student to Appear in Court for Newcastle Uni Bomb Threat

The unidentified Russian man, who was studying at Newcastle University in Britain, was detained following reports of "suspicious items".

An 18-year-old Russian student on exchange in Britain has been charged with manufacturing an explosive, after a bomb scare sparked the evacuation of Newcastle University last week.

The student, who also faces charges of possessing a blade in a public place, has been remanded in custody and will appear before magistrates in London on Tuesday, the regional counter-terrorist police were quoted as saying by Britain's The Guardian.

The unidentified Russian man, who was studying at Newcastle University in Britain, was detained following reports of "suspicious items" on Tuesday, prompting police to evacuate students from their halls of residence, before bomb disposal experts were dispatched to the scene, the report said.

A controlled explosion was later carried out on a nearby moor.

Another evacuation was initiated two days later, but students were allowed to return to their accommodation shortly afterwards, the report added.

A second Russian man, also aged 18, was also arrested in connection with the incident and remains on police bail pending further enquiries, the report said.

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