Explosive weapon charge after Cheltenham house raid
A man has been charged with possession of an explosive weapon following a raid at a house in Cheltenham.
Three properties on Brooklyn Road were evacuated on Friday.
Martin Howard Counsell, 57, of Brooklyn Road, has been charged with possessing a weapon for the discharge of a noxious liquid or gas/electrical incapacitation device.
He was also charged with possession of a firearm when prohibited for five years.
He appeared before magistrates in Cheltenham on Monday and was remanded in custody to appear at Gloucester Crown Court on 1 December.