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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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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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