Burnham-on-Sea explosives arrest suspect charged
A man has been charged with explosives offences after a police raid led to residents in Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, being evacuated.
Phillip Leonard, 36, is accused of four counts of making explosives, after being detained on Friday.
About 30 people were evacuated and a cordon was set up after the raid in Beatty Way.
Mr Leonard, of Burnham, is due to appear before Taunton Magistrates' Court on Monday.
An army spokesman confirmed a bomb disposal team from Ashchurch in Gloucestershire was called to the scene to support the police.
Residents were later allowed to return to their homes.