Man in court over chemicals

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A MAN accused of being in possession of explosive chemicals forcing the closure of a Sheffield street for two days has appeared in court.

Jamie Curtis, of Ridgehill Avenue, Intake, appeared at the city’s crown court for a 10-minute hearing yesterday morning.

The 34-year-old is charged with two counts of possessing an explosive substance for an unlawful purpose at his home.

The street was sealed off for two days and residents were forced to leave their homes after the chemicals were discovered.

And Army bomb disposal experts were called in to carry out a controlled explosion following discovery of the material on Thursday, May 10.

Curtis, who wore a black T-shirt for the hearing, did not enter a plea to the charges and a trial date was set for October.

He was remanded in custody.