Man in court on explosives charges


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A man will appear in court today charged with possessing an explosive substance after chemicals were found at a flat.

Nottinghamshire Police said Darren James, 26, who was arrested at a property in Mapperley, Nottingham, early on Thursday, would appear before magistrates in the city.

A police spokesman said he had been charged with two counts of possessing an explosive substance for an unlawful purpose, possession of a firearm, possession of prohibited ammunition, and two counts of possessing an air weapon contrary to restrictions placed upon him.

James has also been charged with receiving stolen goods after a police inquiry which saw army bomb disposal experts called to a flat in Central Avenue, Mapperley.

A 100-metre cordon was thrown around the property on Thursday as a precautionary measure and a nearby primary school was also evacuated.

A 23-year-old woman who was also arrested in connection with the incident has been released on police bail pending further inquiries.