Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 17 April 2014

Man charged with terror offences after 'explosives' find

A man was charged last night with terror offences after being arrested at a railway station.

Police discovered a suspected explosive device when they searched a man at Lowestoft railway station in Suffolk, on Thursday.

Bomb disposal experts were called to make it safe.

Neil Lewington, 43, of Church End Lane, Tilehurst, Reading, was originally arrested and charged with possession of an article to cause criminal damage.

He was brought before Lowestoft magistrates on Saturday, bailed and immediately arrested by the Metropolitan Police.

Tonight Scotland Yard charged him with 11 offences including possessing two explosive devices.

Lewington is accused of being in possession of a number of articles connected with the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism, contrary to the Terrorism Act 2000 and 2006.

These include two improvised explosive devices, seven timers, four containers of Sodium Chlorate weed killer, three tennis balls and firelighters.

He is also suspected of having a book entitled Counter Bomb, and a UK members handbook for the Waffen SS, the combat arm of Hitler's paramilitary forces.

He remains in custody and will appear at City of Westminster Magistrates' Court tomorrow morning.

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