West Sussex man charged with explosives and terrorism offences
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This Release is issued on behalf of Counter-Terrorist Policing South-East (CTPSE);
A man from Sussex has been charged with explosive and terror offences.
Scott Porter, aged 43, of St Josephs Way, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, was arrested as part of an investigation by officers from Counter Terrorism Policing South East, assisted by Sussex Police.
The charges come following an arrest carried out on Tuesday (25/8) in Burgess Hill.
Porter has been charged with making or possessing an explosive substance in suspicious circumstances under Section 4 of the Explosive Substances Act 1883.
He has also been charged with three offences of possessing terrorist related material under Section 58 of the Terrorism Act 2000 by detectives from Counter Terrorism Policing South East.
He has been remanded in custody and is due to appear in at Westminster Magistrates today (27/8).
Chief Superintendent Jerry Westerman of Sussex Police said; "We have worked closely with Counter-Terrorism Policing South East to support their operation and through this effective police action we are confident there is no current risk to the local community."