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A 52-year-old man has been charged with making explosives for unlawful purposes following the discovery of suspect materials in a garage in Buttermere Close, Cheltenham. A second man arrested has been released without charge

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Report: 52 year old remanded in custody

A 52 year old man has been remanded in custody by a court on explosives charges.

It follows an arrest last week after substances were found in garages in Cheltenham.

Hundreds of residents were forced to leave their homes for 36 hours and four controlled explosions were carried out.

Ken Goodwin was at Cheltenham Magistrates court:

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Counsell remanded in custody until June

52-year-old Martin Counsell from Cheltenham has appeared before magistrates charged under the Explosives Act.

He was arrested when explosives were found in some garages in the town last week. He's been charged with making an explosive substance for an unlawful purpose.

Counsell was remanded in custody until June 8th when he will appear at Gloucester Crown Court. Credit: ITV West

Counsell was remanded in custody until June 8th when he will appear at Gloucester Crown Court.

Martin Counsell as arrested when explosives were found in some garages in the town last week. Credit: ITV West

Police arrive at Cheltenham magistrates court

52-year-old Martin Counsell from Cheltenham is due before magistrates charged under the Explosives Act.

He was arrested when explosives were found in some garages in the town last week. He's been charged with making an explosive substance for an unlawful purpose.

Explosives charges: Man due in court

A 52-year-old man is due before magistrates charged under the Explosives Act.

Martin Counsell from Cheltenham was arrested when explosives were found in some garages in the town. He's been charged with making an explosive substance for an unlawful purpose.

Buttermere Close in Cheltenham was sealed off after the discovery of explosives in some garages Credit: ITV West

More than 600 people were forced to leave their homes last week and four controlled explosions were carried out. A 31-year-old man also arrested has been released without charge.

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Explosives investigation: Man charged under Explosives Act

Martin Counsell, 52, from Cheltenham has been charged with making explosive substances for an unlawful purpose. He is due before Cheltenham magistrates tomorrow (Friday). A 31 year old man arrested at the same time has been released without charge.

600 people were forced to leave their homes after the discovery of explosives in Buttermere Close Credit: ITV Westcountry

Cheltenham terror alert: residents still 'living in fear'

People in Cheltenham who were forced to leave their homes after police uncovered a suspected terror plot, say they are still living in fear. Two people are still being questioned after explosives were found in a garage in Up Hatherley last Friday.

Last night a meeting was held to reassure residents. But, as our Gloucestershire correspondent, Ken Goodwin discovered, for some it posed more questions than answers.

First pictures of garages in Cheltenham terror investigation

Gloucestershire correspondent Ken Goodwin has sent back the first pictures of the garages in Buttermere Close, Cheltenham, which were sealed of by police last week following the arrest of two men.

Police are continuing to question two men on suspicion of plotting a terrorist attack. Credit: ITV West

600 people were forced out of their homes after explosives were found in a garage on Friday.

On Saturday a series of controlled explosions were carried out at the site. Credit: ITV West

On Saturday a series of controlled explosions were carried out at the site.

Officers have until Friday to question two men arrested on suspicion of plotting a terrorist attack

600 people were forced out of their homes and a 200 metre cordon put in place around Buttermere Close Credit: ITV West

Buttermere Close residents still feel 'unsafe'

Police have said they hope to complete the searches of garages in Buttermere CLose, Cheltenham in the near future.

600 people were forced out of their homes after explosives were found in a garage in Buttermere Close in Cheltenham on Friday.

Police are continuing to question two men on suspicion of plotting a terrorist attack.

One local resident who lives behind the garages says local residents still feel very unsafe:

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