Explosion rocks suburban Welcome Bay

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An explosion which rocked suburban Welcome Bay this afternoon was allegedly caused by a man using explosives to build a rocket.


A neighbour called police following the window-rattling bang in Dingadee Street about midday.


A 41-year-old was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of an explosive.


No one was injured.


Police are still at the scene.

- Bay of Plenty Times

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