Man admits hiding explosives inside 14 chocolate Kinder Eggs

Daniel Magee was arrested and charged after searches of his home in December (Picture: SWNS)

A man has admitted to hiding explosives inside 14 chocolate Kinder Eggs found at his home in Bristol.

Daniel Magee, 38, was arrested after a bomb squad searched his property in December, which is just half a mile from a hospital.

People were evacuated from their homes on December 28 and 29 and a 50-metre cordon was set up by police along Shetland Road.

Factory worker Magee appeared at Bristol Crown Court on Friday via video link from prison, where he pleaded guilty to four charges relating to 14 homemade explosive devices.

Police at Shetland Road, in Bristol, after people were evacuated (Picture: SWNS)

The charges included making an explosive substance – nitro-glycerine gunpowder – and blank ammunition for an unlawful purpose, possessing three stun guns, possessing a 12-inch sword and importing a telescopic baton with intent to evade a prohibition.

At Bristol Magistrates' Court in December prosecutor May Li said police found explosives and blank ammunition in 14 chocolate Kinder Eggs which were allegedly taped together in Magee's home.

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Magee told the court the charges of fraudulently evading prohibition related to weapons imported from China.

He is due to be sentenced on 27 March.

Avon and Somerset Constabulary previously said the incident was not terror-related.