Terrorism Act charge for Torquay man John Roddy

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A Torquay man has been charged under the Terrorism Act following an incident in the Devon town.

A number of properties were evacuated after "suspect items" were reported at a house in Lymington Road in January.

John Michael Roddy, 20, from Lymington Road, is accused of having information likely to be of use in committing or preparing a terrorist act.

He was released on police bail and will appear at Exeter Magistrates' Court on 14 May.

Mr Roddy and another man, 18-year-old Tobias Daniel Ruth, of Morgan Avenue, Torquay, were also charged with conspiracy to send malicious messages and conspiracy to cause criminal damage.

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