Page last updated at 09:17 GMT, Wednesday, 8 April 2009 10:17 UK

More time for explosives arrest

Police guard at the house
The man was arrested after a search of the property

A 30-year-old man arrested on suspicion of possessing explosives can remain in custody until Sunday, police say.

Officers arrested the man from Grove Park, Blackwood, in Caerphilly county, on Saturday. The house was searched and made safe by army explosive experts.

Gwent Police said it had been granted a warrant of further detention and the man may remain in police custody under the Terrorism Act 2000.

Officers are treating the incident as an isolated one.

However they have increased police visibility in the area to reassure the community.

Under the Terrorism Act, further extensions of detention can be applied for - up to 28 days in total.

Officers said the man was arrested on Saturday on suspicion of possession of explosives and arrested again on Sunday after articles were recovered at the property.



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