Carpenter charged with terror offences

A man has been charged with terrorism offences after explosive materials and documents about explosives were allegedly found at his home.

Benjamin Harris, a 29-year-old carpenter, was arrested in March last year when police allegedly found fuses and chemicals for making fireworks at the home in Heathfield, East Sussex.

He has also been charged with cannabis production, Sussex Police said.

Mr Harris is due at Westminster Magistrates' Court on 29 October.

He is accused of having a USB stick containing manuals, text books and other documents relating to explosives.

He has been charged with four offences under the Explosives Substances Act and the Terrorism Act.

Another charge is under the Manufacture and Storage of Explosive Regulations and the Health and Safety at Work Act, in relation to the storage of explosive material.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said: "This is not part of any wider investigation and there is no threat to the local community."

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