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Port Talbot man jailed for possessing explosives and firearms

A man has been jailed for six years forpossessing explosives and firearms.

Credit: South Wales Police

Alexander Giles, 33, pleaded guilty to 23 charges relating to offences under the Explosive Substances Act 1883, which relates to chemicals and components that could be used in the manufacture of explosive substances or devices.

He also entered guilty pleas to three offences under Section 5 Firearms Act 1968 offences including possession of a Taser, two charges concerning the manufacture of Class A Drugs, and two charges of possession of Class A drugs.

Giles was arrested following a pre-planned operation at his home address in Port Talbot in October 2017.

Credit: South Wales Police
Credit: South Wales Police

A thorough investigation found no known links to terrorist offences and we believe Giles was acting independently.

However, he showed utter disregard for the occupants of surrounding buildings.

Giles’ activities went unnoticed for a period of time, demonstrating the importance of community vigilance in our efforts to keep Wales safe.

– Detective Superintendent James Hall the head of WECTU