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Man from West Sussex charged with explosives and terror offences

A 43-year-old man from West Sussex has been charged with explosives and terror offences.

Scott Porter from Haywards Heath was arrested as part of an investigation by officers from Counter Terrorism Policing South East, assisted by Sussex Police.

The charges come after an arrest was made in Burgess Hill on Tuesday.

Porter was remanded in custody and was expected to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.

Chief Superintendent Jerry Westerman, of Sussex Police, said: “We have worked closely with the counter-terrorism investigators to support their operation and through this effective police action we are confident there is no current risk to the local community.”

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