Woman charged with explosives offences

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A woman has been charged with explosives offences after police raided a home in Cardiff.

Natalie Parsons, 51, faces two counts of making or possessing an explosive substance with intent to endanger life and four counts of possession of terrorist documents.

She is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

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Officers allegedly found triacetone triperoxide (TATP) in the fridge at a house in the Ely area of Cardiff when they raided it on Wednesday.

Another explosive substance, hexamethylene triperoxide diamine (HMTD), was allegedly discovered in the garden shed.

Edward John Harris was previously arrested and charged with four offences of making or possessing an explosive substance with intent to endanger life.

He is also charged with four terror offences relating to manuals on how to make and use explosives, including one entitled The Improvised Munitions Handbook.

Police guard a property on Archer Crescent, Ely, Cardiff, Wales, where Edward John Harris has been charged with explosive offences and possessing terrorist documents (Ben Birchall/PA)
Police guard the property in Ely (Ben Birchall/PA)

He was remanded in custody until September 27 when he will appear at the Old Bailey.

Counter-terror police said there is no evidence of a specific terrorist threat against the Welsh capital.

Detective Superintendent Jim Hall, the head of the Wales Extremism and Counter Terrorism Unit, said: “Our investigation continues but we must stress that there is no evidence to suggest any specific terrorist threat against Cardiff or that people in Cardiff are at any greater risk, however we would remind people to remain vigilant and report any suspicions to the police.”

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