A COVENTRY man has been charged with a terrorism offence – after being detained twice amid a bomb squad search drama.
Chez Copeland, aged 20, was arrested last Thursday on suspicion of committing terrorist acts.
He was previously detained on Tuesday April 24 before being released on bail subject to further investigations.
His address on Brookside Avenue, Whoberley, Coventry was extensively searched on three separate occasions in which surrounding houses were twice evacuated.
The Army’s bomb disposal unit was deployed and it emerged police had found ‘suspicious items’.
West Midlands Police said: “A Coventry man has been charged with a terrorism offence following his arrest last week.
“Chez Copeland, aged 20, from Brookside Avenue, is accused of having notes – relating to explosives – that were likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism, contrary to section 58 of the Terrorism Act 2000.
“He is also accused of two offences under the Explosives Act as well as possessing a stun gun.
“He will appear before Westminster Magistrates tomorrow, Wednesday 9 May.”