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Man charged over explosive devices

A man has been charged after two suspicious devices were found in a flat.

Police searched the address in Grasmere Crescent, Winton, Salford, on Saturday morning.

A bomb disposal team was sent to make the devices safe as surrounding homes were evacuated.

The incident was not treated as terrorism-related.

Darren Crawley, 41, of Grasmere Crescent, Winton, has been charged with possession of an explosive substance for an unlawful purpose.

He has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at Manchester Magistrates' Court.

A spokeswoman for Greater Manchester Police said: "A 34-year-old woman and a 45-year-old man have been bailed until March 30 pending further inquiries."

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