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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

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Police arrive at Cheltenham magistrates court

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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.

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'

by Ken Goodwin

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.

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