Grimoldby man accused of ‘manufacturing an explosive with intent to commit an offence’

A Grimoldby man has been charged with making or manufacturing an explosive with intent to commit an offence.

The case of William Jenkins, 40, of Tinkle Street, is due to be heard at Boston Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (Friday).
The court list states that Jenkins allegedly “knowingly made or manufactured an explosive substance, a dangerous or noxious thing, namely a modified shotgun cartridge, to discharge shrapnel and an irritant powder (...) with intent, by means thereof, to commit an offence of assault actual bodily harm.”

This first charge relates to the period between November 29 and December 27 last year.

Jenkins also faces a second charge of possessing a prohibited air weapon, in Grimoldby, on December 27 last year.

The court list states that the defendant allegedly “had in (his) possession an air pistol (...) which was designed or adapted for use with a self-contained gas cartridge system.”

Although the case is listed for tomorrow (September 25), many recent magistrates court cases have been moved or adjourned as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, and it is not yet clear whether Jenkins’ case will be heard as scheduled tomorrow.