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West Sussex man charged with terrorism offences

A 43-year-old man from Sussex has been charged with explosive and terror offences, as part of an investigation by officers from Counter Terrorism Policing South East, assisted by Sussex Police.

Scott Porter, of Haywards Heath, 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.

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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