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Man from Cambridge charged after small explosive device sent to London

Man from Cambridge charged  after small explosive device sent to London

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Further details have been shared after the Met Police’s counter-terrorism squad were seen carrying out raids on several properties in Cambridge this weekend.

Detectives from the Counter Terrorism Command arrested a man in his 20s at an address in Cambridge, on suspicion of attempting to cause an explosion, or making or keeping explosives with intent to endanger life or property, contrary to Section 3 of the Explosive Substances Act 1883.

In the latest update from the force, a spokesperson confirmed a man has now been charged in connection with an investigation into “a small improvised explosive device” which was sent to London.

Ovidijus Margelis, 26, of Cambridge was charged on September 13 with the following offences:

– Three counts of attempting to cause an explosion, or making or keeping explosives with intent to endanger life or property, contrary to Section 3 of the Explosive Substances Act 1883
– One count of fraud by false representation, contrary to sections 1 and 2 of the Fraud Act 2006
– One count of possession of articles for use in fraud, contrary to section 6 of the Fraud Act 2006
– One count of possession of a false identity document, contrary to section 4 of the Identity Documents Act 2010
– One count of possession of criminal property, contrary to sections 329(1) and 334 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

On Saturday, September 12, officers from the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command arrested a man in his 20s on suspicion of attempting to cause an explosion or making or keeping explosives with intent to endanger life or property.

The arrest was carried out with the assistance of colleagues from Cambridgeshire Constabulary and related to a suspicious package received via post at a residential address in North London.

Police were called shortly after 9.10 am on Thursday, September 10 to reports of a suspicious package in Cricklewood. Specialist officers attended and made safe what was assessed to be a small improvised explosive device.

Police subsequently left the area and there is no risk to the local community.

The man was taken into police custody and subsequently charged as above.

Source: Cambridge News

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