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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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Terror arrests: Residents meeting

People affected by the terror investigation and evacuation in Cheltenham are being invited to a community meeting at 6 pm this evening.

Fifty homes in the Up Hatherley area were evacuated after police found explosives at a garage in Buttermere Close on Friday. Two men are being held on suspicion of planning a terrorist attack.

scene of terror investigation
A meeting is being held for residents affected by the evacuation Credit: ITV West

Residents have been invited to St Margaret's Hall to discuss any problems. Officers have also increased patrols in the area

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Police given extra time to question men on arrested on terrorism offences

Police have beenmore time to continue questioning two men being detained on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism in the UK (contrary to the Terrorism Act 2000).

Officers from the South East Counter Terrorism Unit now have until Friday 18 May to charge, release or apply for an additional extension.

The men, both from Cheltenham and aged 52 and 31, were arrested on Friday following the examination of items found in a garage on Buttermere Close in Cheltenham.

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