Nottingham

Man charged after chemical found in Mapperley flat

Police cordon
Image caption Searches of the property took place throughout Friday

A man has been charged with seven offences after a chemical substance was found at a flat in Nottingham.

A controlled explosion took place after the substance was found at a property in Central Avenue, Mapperley.

Sixty residents and a primary school were evacuated after the discovery on Thursday.

Darren Adam James, 26, of Mapperley, has been charged with two counts of possessing an explosive substance for an unlawful purpose.

He has also been charged with possession of a firearm, possession of prohibited ammunition, and two counts of possessing an air weapon contrary to restrictions and receiving stolen goods.

Mr James is due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates' Court on Saturday.

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

Pupils at Mapperley Plains Primary School were taken to the Mapperley Social Club while the controlled explosion was carried out and about 60 local residents were taken to Richard Herrod Centre in Carlton.

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