DETECTIVES from the PSNI’S Reactive and Organised Crime Branch in Newry have charged a man with making a hoax bomb call about a device being left at the west Belfast home of Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams.
The incident happened in May while Mr Adams was in Co Louth. His wife Colette was at home at the time.
A male caller rang the Andersonstown News claiming to be from the “UVF” and saying a device had been left at the home of Gerry Adams in Norfolk Drive.
Police say that a 39 year old man with a number of offences including communicating false information causing a bomb hoax, threats to kill and improper use of electronic communications.
He is due to appear at Belfast Magistrates’ Court this morning.
The charges are reviewed by the PPS.
Detective Inspector David Henderson said, “The charges relate to a hoax alert at an address at Norfolk Drive, West Belfast in May this year.”